My family is at the point where we don’t know what else to do. I’m a mom to three wonderful kids. I share custody of my oldest with an abusive man that I’m currently fighting in court to try and protect my child. I’ve had to go to court twice already and now awaiting the third trial due to him neglecting and being verbally and emotionally abusive to myself and my child. I cannot pay for the lawyer but I had no choice. I’ve already paid her over $10,000 and Im a month late on another $6,000 bill. We don’t go to court until December. During all of this, I needed to get my 2012 car looked at and took it to a mechanic in my neighborhood, whom I’ve used before. Well he decided to go joyriding in my car and totaled it. I didn’t have full coverage because I cannot afford that. Insurance will not cover it. He is also refusing to pay me. This happened in December of 2022 and it’s now July. I’m still awaiting a trial date to sue him for money I know he won’t ever pay me. My family went without a car for 6 months now. Eventually, I had to find someone who could piece my car back together because I couldn’t afford to buy a new one. It’s cost me $2500 and my car wont even be completely fixed. Now, our only working vehicle has broken down twice. It now has a cracked radiator that we can’t afford to fix. With rising costs of everything, we are drowning. Our rent went up $200 to now $2,000 a month. My husband only brings home $4400 a month. We are forced to live in a very small, yet very expensive geographic restriction due to our custody order, so we really don’t have another option since this is the cheapest place we could find. I’m working 3 businesses right now to try and make money in between taking care of my 3 kids and only having one vehicle. We don’t have any family help except for my mother but she works a full time job and lives 40 minutes away from us. So we are forced to put our youngest in daycare so I can try to make money during the day, but it’s just not enough. I’m struggling to get someone to hire me and I have $18,000 student loan debt and over $20,000 of debt in other areas including lawyer fees, mechanic fees for my car, etc. All my debt payments have been behind for 2 months now since I cannot afford to pay them with our rent increase and overall cost of living. I feel completely stuck. I would appreciate any sort of help for my family. We would be forever grateful.
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