Campaign extended! Our deadline has passed but you can still help.
Help us finish paying the lawyer & custody fees.
$80 raised
1% of $8k goal
3 contributors
3 Years running
We are preparing to fight for custody of my two older daughters from their mother, because of issues related to violence from her long-time live-in boyfriend, because of her own emotional and behavioral instabilities, and because of severe poverty.

My wife and I are preparing to fight for custody of my two older daughters from their mother, because of issues related to violence from her long-time live-in boyfriend, because of her own emotional and behavioral instabilities, and because of their long-term struggle with severe poverty. 

When we divorced, I did not have access to the $8000+ for attorney fees that would have gone into pursuing primary custody of the children.  As a result, for the past 8 years, I have done what I can from afar, helping with school matters as best as I can, while submitting to her multiple and frequent requests for money that would go to feeding the children and keeping power on.  My wife and I have gone to great lengths to help her improve her situation for naught.

Now, my children were punished with a wooden fence post by her boyfriend; he plea-bargained to 3 concurrent 10-year probation sentences.  However, that is all that the police were ever told about his dangerous abuse.  My daughters have told me that he choked my oldest for disobedience, and even aimed a loaded crossbow at her when she hesitated from his orders to load his air rifle. My ex-wife promised me when she told me of his arrest that they were finished as a couple, and she promised me the children were never hurt or in danger.  She has since gotten back together with him and is working hard to intentionally keep this a secret from me and her family.

You can read more about the troubles that my children have been put through in the attached statement.

We must file our emergency petition before they are supposed to return to her at the end of summer.  Our attorney and court fees are going to be around $10,000.  We need all the help we can get to protect my children from this dangerous, unstable life and lifestyle.  Any money that goes above the ultimate attorney fees will be put toward the children’s college funds.  We thank you, and I thank you, for any help you can offer during this difficult time. Every penny counts.

 

Regards,

James L Tracy, Jr.

Activity highlights See all3
Follow this campaign to receive updates by email.

People just like you

People just like you have raised $113,000,000+ for causes they and their friends care about.

Start your own campaign
Recent contributions