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One Step from Justice - help for a survivor
$1,540 raised
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Hi, I'm Syren. I've been a community builder, activist, and writer for many years. I'm the founder of Disabled Hikers, a resource by and for disabled people, along with about a dozen other community projects. The past two and a half years have been incredibly difficult, including some major losses and risks to my safety.

One of those things was my marriage. My ex-husband was, and continues to be, abusive and manipulative. We divorced in April 2017, and since then we have been involved in a legal battle. I sued him for fulfillment of our divorce agreement and won the case, he appealed, I won the appeal. Now I need to collect on the judgement. 

Unfortunately this is not a simple process - I have to hire an attorney to go through the legal channels to collect the money that is owed. 

But I am SO CLOSE to being done with this, and him, and finally able to move on with my life. Resolving this case will give me much needed security for my future, so that I am hopefully never in this position again.

*UPDATE* The costs of the case have exceeded the retainer I paid the attorney. My ex has been forcing negotiations, and his back-and-forth has increased my expenses. I am now raising additional funds. 

How the money will be used

If the total cost is less than the amount raised, I will contact donors to offer a refund. 
Any funds that I recuperate through the case will be used to 1) repay loaned funds 2) return gifted funds

As you may know, abusers dragging their victims through the legal system is a common tactic. But like so many survivors who are standing up right now, I refuse to give up. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any support you can offer, it means the world to me.


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