My name is Lisa and I am asking for attorney fees for my daughter. The paternal grandparents are trying to take custody of my six year old granddaughter. Beginning of 2019 my daughter went to the doctor for depression and he put het on some depression medication and Xanax for anxiety. As it went on she became addicted to the Xanax. When she realized she had a problem after a couple of things happened she ask for her six year old to go with the paternal grandparents ( because she is in school and I live in Georgia so she didn’t want her to have to change) and her 3 yr old to come stay with me in Georgia. She tried to get help and even went to the paternal grandmother and asked her to help her. She did not give her a straight answer and a week later filed for custody of the oldest. Alex hit rock bottom. The grandmother actually hates my daughter because she blames her for her son hanging himself. Alex and her son meet in October of 2011, alex was 17 and I hostess at a restaurant and her son was 23 and a server at the same restaurant. Him and alex started dating and then was in a relationship a few months later. In November of 2012 alex became pregnant with their daughter. They started arguing a lot because he was going out drinking and cheating and was not being very nice. I really don’t want to say anything bad but he was not very nice mentally or physically. So they broke up my daughter moved in with her grandmother because she didn’t want to really be away from him by moving to ga. When he was nice he was really nice,but when he was mean. Months went by more stuff happened. His parents were not supportive because they thought it wasn’t his.i don’t know if he said anything to them to make them think that or what. When alex had her daughter she had just turned nineteen the father was 26. He never keep a steady job always with his friends. Took off a month after she was born to go to some kind of 2 month concert thing. During this time he was not being any support at all and he parents really didn’t have anything to do with her because they still believe she wasn’t his. He was not doing good at all. In may of 2014, he was having all kinds of problems. He had gotten into an argument with his parents and pushed his dad around so they kicked him out. He was constantly arguing with alex, so on and so on. May 24th 2014, He took alex out on a date which I guess both were drinking, they got in an argument.on the way to take alex home he threw her phone out the window going down the highway and the arguing just kept going. They got to alex’s pretty late. When they turned into the drive way the garage door was shut, so no one inside could really hear them arguing. So during the argument he left alex had set in front of the garage. Not to long later he came back and alex turned toward the garage so she could ignore him. He had driven a service truck that night. The kind with the racks on it. After about 15 to 20 minutes of them not talking alex got up to see if he had calmed down. She went around to the back of the truck and found he had hung himself with a strap off the rack. She lost it started screaming and trying to get him off, out in the truck and tried to get him off that way to. Now she is about 5’2 and maybe 100lbs he was like six something a lot bigger and heavier then her. So he did not move. Her great grandfather was one of the ones that came out and stopped her because he was already gone. Everyone was notified. His parents came, His father kept telling alex it was not her fault he had problems before her. His mother didn’t speak to her.after that night and the funeral the mother kept making the statement that she didn’t believe the baby was his. The father told he that. He believed she was his when he died so that’s how it’s going to be. The mother went telling everyone that it was alex’s fault that he did this and as a result some of his friends and younger family members started bullying her through messenger. She still tells people that it’s alex’s fault it is even in the complaint for the custody paper. Anyway. She doesn’t have any reason to take alex’s daughter. We tried everything to get a pro bono attorney. So this attorney wants $4000 down and to make payments until it’s over. I will be the one to make the payments. He said they have on case,but they could drag this out if they wanted to even though all end results lead to alex getting her daughter back. So please help. Their whole complaint is based on hear say lies from other people and the fact that she blames alex for her son’s death. She can’t go in without an attorney, she will get tricked again. This attorney is going to try to have it over as soon as he can. At that point alex and both girls will move to Georgia with my husband and I . To where we can help her get on her feet, and further her education without having to fight those people in the process.
Thank You for reading my story.
We are suppose to have the money by the week of march 13th