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Thank you for your quick response. What type of attorney do I need to seek out for this type of thing? How much will it cost? Do you think it is worth going after her? What about her LiSW license? I have been told that she violated her license doing what she did. I don't want to jeopardize my children's livelihood, but she is a child therapist herself. I have no idea why, after 10 yrs and 3 children, she would be so malicious. She is holding my things in her house (our house for 8 yrs) until she is satisfied with the shared parenting plan including custody. I am a woman so this is harder than imagined with little to no rights. Fortunately, I have custodial rights which has permitted me access to the 3 boys (all conceived together via IVF).
This all started Oct 24, 2012. Is there a time frame in which I have to act upon any legal action?
I am sorry to keep bugging you, but you know a lot. Would legal aide take on something like this? Or do you think I should wait until I can afford an attorney (which could be awhile). If I were able to get even some of my property out, I could sell some things to accrue the funds.
I was removed from house 10/24/12 and the case was dismissed 12/20/12 after 2 continuances. I was not allowed to see or speak to our 3 young boys (5 yrs old and 3 yr-old twins). Her attorney is aggressive which only feeds my ex's hubris.
My attorney is more interested in making "legal history" by negotiating a "successful" parenting plan between a same-sex couple. In the meantime, I have very little money, am depressed and have had to count on others to help with our meager furnishings. My boys and I sat on the floor of our new apartment for 2 months before we received a hand-me-down couch. I still have no bed. Christy, my ex, has wrecked my reputation among those who do not know me. Don't get me wrong, I am a survivor and will recover from this. I just can't seem to catch up financially and am constantly told to acquiesce to Christy's demands. Christy is now claiming I owe monies toward "marital debt," not taking into the the overall pic that if we have "marital debt" we must have "marital assets" such as the over $100k in equity in the house WE built together.
Do you have any suggestions on how I can get started with very little money? I did inquire into a friend-of-a friend who is attny, but her retainer is $1000. I am at a loss.
Paul, thank you. I feel like I have been talking to an experienced lawyer with my best interest in mind. Thank you for taking so much time with me, especially on the holiday weekend. I will highly recommend you. Enjoy your day! Dawn
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