Hi, I am writing this because our family is having a nightmare of a situation. We are hardworking people but it’s just too much right now to handle. We live in Puerto Rico, so the cost of legal procedures is high due to the low wages.
The situation is as follows: we have two little girls age 4 and 5 which are from my brother and a woman that have a mental sickness and a desire to do harm. Almost a month ago we were surprised when the 4 years old told my mother(her grandma) that her 11 years old sister touched her, that’s when all hell broke loose, I mean the mother was very neglectful and a very irresponsible mother at that but that was the last straw. We initiated a case to have my mother get the custody from the mother. Why we did that? Well the girls have been at my mother’s house living for almost 3 years, only visiting her mother for almost a day in the weekends.
Since that situation things are taking a turn for the worse since we run out of money, we also got a lot of loans to pay up for the court case and the regular bills. And to make matters worse we are still recovering from hurricane Maria.
I ask you because we are going to lose our house, our cars and will not be able to win the case in order to provide for the girls and to get her out of our backs, since not only she is protecting the 11 yrs. old, she is benefiting from all federal benefits since she doesn’t file taxes.
The main problem with all of this is that my mother is the only one working, why? Well me and my sister lost our jobs due to the hurricane, my father lost his due to injury and we haven’t been able to find new work recently.
If you ask where is my brother in all of this? Well he is very irresponsible and doesn’t really want to take care of the girls, he is willing to help us on the case, but he doesn’t care much it seems. If its for her we would have to pay for her life since all the money she receives from federal assistance, her job and such, she spends it on herself mostly.
I am willing to provide more information and photos if desired. And will update accordingly.
Feel free to email me if you wish to help in any way you can.