My husband of 20+ years left us a few months ago after years of infidelity and emotional abuse. He also left us completely broke and has not helped despite having insisted he would. (We haven’t heard from him in weeks!) I had enough money about a month’s worth of bills, but that has run out and now I’m in a desperate situation financially.
I am currently two months behind on the mortgage, water, electric and gas bills and I just received a letter today stating my car is in default unless I pay over $800 by Jan. 17 – only 6 days from now! I do not have the funds to pay this. I have included a photo of the letter for verification.
I am desperately trying to find employment, but our town is small and the unemployment rate is very high. With people losing their jobs during the pandemic, one potential employer told me he had over 300 applicants for one position. It is a very unfortunate time to try and find employment and it has been daunting and stressful and I am older than most candidates, which doesn’t help.
On top of everything else, I obviously need to hire an attorney or I really will lose absolutely everything and won’t have any enforcement to ensure my husband supports his family. I still have a child at home who needs food, shelter and healthcare. But to fight for these things is going to require a decent attorney to do so and that cost is very high. I also know that at some point my children and I desperately need therapy – we all suffer terrible depression and anxiety from years of neglect and emotional trauma.
I can – and am willing – to sell the house, but it is need of several repairs before I can do so, and I cannot afford to have those done at the moment. This is assuming I am able to keep the house out of foreclosure.
I have never asked for help before and feel humiliated asking for it now, but I have reached a desperate level and I have no other options at the moment. It is not easy for me to do.
I PROMISE, though, that once I am on the other side of this mess and back on my feet financially, that I will PAY IT FORWARD and help someone else out who finds themselves in need of a guardian angel to help them rise again!
We THANK YOU SO MUCH in advance for taking the time to read about our situation and possibly help! You are literally saving our lives!