I am a single hardworking Mom. I was taken back to court by my daughter’s father because he didn’t want to pay child support. I initially tried to handle this on my own because I didn’t have the funds to pay for a lawyer. After a couple of months I was so overwhelmed I had no choice but to borrow funds and hire a lawyer. Once I did that my Ex buried me in paperwork and motions to avoid paying support. This process started in March of 2017 and by March 2018 we were still no further ahead. His intention to bury me financially was working. By June I had to self represent because I could no longer afford to pay for a lawyer. My lawyer’s bill was up to $,9000. But to make matters worse, he forced us to trial. I had to try to represent myself and thought I was doing okay until the Judge ordered me to pay him court costs in the amount of $35,000. It was a completely unfair judgement, but because I didn’t have a lawyer I was ignored. His lawyer wouldn’t even listen to my pleads for leniency. I have been ordered to pay forthwith. I have been making payments to pay my lawyer fees and not only don’t have the funds to pay the court costs but now I only have 60 days. At that point I am so afraid as to what can happen. I have no one that I can borrow the money from or anyone I can ask for help. I am embarrassed to have to ask for help, and to post this request, but I have no other alternative as I don’t have enough income to qualify for any kind of institutional loan. I am trying to get a second job and desperate and would so appreciate any help that any kind and generous souls would offer to keep my daughter and myself from being homeless. I am trying to keep my daughters name out of the records, but could show a copy of the court order to those who need me to prove this is a real dilemma that I am trying to deal with.