Hello everyone! I need minimum 3,000$ to initiate divorce proceedings and terminate my husbands parental rights to our 6 month old son.
I am a 24 year old law school student who in addition of studying full time and raising my son I also work 35 hours per week. I make enough money to pay bills and to make sure my son is well taken care of. The issue is I need the $3,000 to pay the lawyer as a retainer. I cannot seek pro bono help due to the fact that I’m requesting to terminate my husband’s parental rights and I need to prove that I am self suffient enough to where this whole mess would end up being in the best interest for my son.
So I met my husband in 2015, it took a while for me to learn that he had kids from previous relationships. When I found out I wasn’t too concerned because I was in love and he was a sweet man. We set up our life together and he encouraged me to go to law school. I ended up moving two hours away in August of 2017 to attend law school. That same month we got married to solidify our relationship and to put him on my health insurance. Everything was great and I was happy.
I learned November of 2017 I found out that I was 8 weeks pregnant, accidentally as I was on bcp. My husband did NOT take that well. In essence he told me that I had to either abort my son or he wanted nothing to do with us and demanded that I terminate his parental rights as soon as possible.
So I went through with the pregnancy because it’s not my son’s fault and I knew I could take care of him. My husband ended up moving back in with his Ex and their two kids. I’m not allowed to know where he lives and he has never helped, held, or did anything with our son even though he’s had ample opportunity to do so
I am alone in this and I’m okay with that. I just need help coming with the cash up front so I can cut all ties with him. I need my husband’s cooperation to have this go as smoothly as possible. I’m afraid that if I take the time needed for me to save up the money on my own it’ll cause him to retaliate.
I promise to pay it forward. Thank you!