Please HELP me get the kiddos back home!
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Courtney made the biggest decision of her life when she left her husband in February 2012 and moved her and her kids into their own home. As a working mom making very good money, she could support herself and her kids. But her husband ...
Courtney made the biggest decision of her life when she left her husband in February 2012 and moved her and her kids into their own home. As a working mom making very good money, she could support herself and her kids. But her husband wouldn't let go. It was his visitation and she was home getting ready for work. He showed up at her home with the kids and an argument broke out. He starting getting physical and she defended herself. She then called the police. He left without the kids.The police showed up, she was arrested. She wasn't able to call in at work within the companies guidelines, so she lost her job of 7 years. Kids went with their Aunt Tiff and me. She was released the next day. Charges were dropped. Now, no job she couldn't afford her home. She and the kids moved in with a friend for a few months, then with me and my other daughter. Her husband has a history, on record, of abuse. Over the next several months, they tried to get along but it didn't always work out that way. He had other influences controlling his life. On Aug 5, 2012, the day after Lane's 4th birthday, he stalked Courtney as she drove down the street, he threw a rock at her (their) car and smashed the windshield. Then he jumped on the hood of the car. Again, the police were called. On August 6, he was arrested, spend a couple days in jail, and then his mom bailed him out. Now there is a No Contact Order in place; he is not allowed to come to our home, call or be around Courtney. She never received any information on this no contact from the Prosecutors office. Darrel continues to contact her and come to our home. The police are aware of the no contact order and show up at our home on Sept 19 and arrest Darrel for violation of a no contact order. Now he spends about 6 days in jail. His almost girlfriend helps to bail him out. In time, he moves in with her and her 2 kids. The kiddos start to spend time there. The entire separation, Darrel only paid $200 towards his kids and bought a total of 5 boxes of diapers. One year after losing her job, Courtney gets a job in her field. She takes a significant pay cut, but she back to work in her field. She can't afford daycare so has to file for child support with the State in order to get assistance with daycare. On Feb 14, 2013 the kids are dropped of at dad and girlfriends home and, as agreed on, to be returned to our home on the morning of Saturday, Feb 16. On Feb 15, he gets served by the state for child support. All communications with them stops. The kids are not returned. On the 17th, Courtney arrives to pick up the kids. They hear their mommy and come out of the back yard and start getting into the car. Darrel stays in the house, but the girlfriend of 5 months comes running out of the house, yelling at Courtney that these kids are not leaving with her and that she didn't deserve them, She proceeds to try to get the kids out of the car. Kids are crying, so they just pull out of the drive way and call the Police when they get down the road. Darrel makes very good money and without paying child support, goes and gets an attorney. He attempts to get custody of the kids requesting NO CONTACT with their mother. I get custody two days later. We do not have a lawyer, as the two of us are supporting the kids since their father isn't. Eventually, his lawyer gets my custody dropped and it goes back to both parents. They spend 9 days with him and 5 with us, to make up visitation that was missed during all this upheaval. It gets ugly in court, and he goes for temporary custody yesterday, April 24, 2013 and gets it. We turned over the kids last night. They all keep saying they want to stay home at our house and don't want to go to daddy and Paula's. It broke our heart. How do you tell a 4 year old and twins 3 yr olds they have to go?? This is all about child support and control. The only way we can get the kiddos back is with the assistance of a GREAT Family Law Attorney, and we found her, Melissa Hemstreet! But, her retainer is $2500.
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