Me and my family have been through more things than we can count. My fiance and I both grew up in the never ending cycle of poverty, watching as our parents scraped by and as a mother of a two year old I find out in the same position. My child’s spiteful father taking me back to court, concocting lies that made my child lose her health insurance and the food stamps we so desperately needed for nearly two months. During that time I was still caring for her four days out of the week, even though a court order stated that I wasn’t even supposed to have her in my care (due to the lies my child’s dad had spread). Two months of paying for food and medical expenses out of pocket meant that we couldn’t afford the low income apartment we were living in.
We had to leave in November. Yet the entire time there remained one man in my life who worked day in and day out to provide for me and my daughter, and that man was my fiance Chris. We were a long distance, online relationship that blossomed into what I can say is the most secure, loving, and mature relationships I as a 24 year old have ever been in.
But there’s one other person we haven’t mentioned, who also affected our lives greatly. My fiances ex-wife. After she mentally, emotionally, and physically broke him down for over ten years of marriage, paying her way for everything she could ever want or need, dealing with her pill addiction and neglect of their son, he had the courage to leave, intending on returning for his son once he had the money saved for a divorce. Over time she tricked him into believing they could work things through.
Everything was amicable between them, until she found out he was with someone else (at this time she was already with the man she had an affair with). Once she did, there was nothing stopping her from running to the police station, taking out a false protection order claiming my fiance had harmed her, their child, and even killed a dog of theirs (this dog is proven to still be living. In her care.).
Months went by with us hearing through the grape vine of his son being brainwashed, told his father didn’t love him, that he had abandoned him, and that’s why he never called. But in reality if my fiance had tried to contact his son, he would have been locked up. Over the months she stole his taxes, committed fraud through food stamps by using his name, and collected $60,000 through the New York Times which she squandered on season passes for all members of her family to Disney World.
Now I can finally get to the part, where I ask for the help of strangers on a website..
His ex-wife petitioned for a dissociation of marriage, asking for my fiance’s rights to be terminated, that he be required to pay child support, as well as $250 a week in spousal support. She did this during a time when me and my fiance are struggling to get our footing back, and now we have to travel down to Florida within 20 days. Or he will lose rights of his son. Forever.
I suppose I should also say that she is pregnant by the man whom she had the affair with. Asking my fiance to pay the way so that she and her current fiance can live a cushioned lifestyle without any work put in.
My fiance and I have no vehicle, we have no home, we have one income, we’re staying with my parents who live paycheck to paycheck with a two year old that has health issues of her own, and a difficult father that I struggle to coparent with.
We need a way to Orlando, Florida. Every ticket I’ve looked at is $145 and rising. We can’t afford this trip, not when we have bills of our own to pay, a savings we’re trying to put together to get an apartment, and a toddler to care for. So we need help. If anyone..please can help..we would be most grateful.