THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN CLOSED
Organized by: Jeanne Catherine
I am a mother of two beautiful girls and the proud owner of a successful service business. For the past three years, I have used all my own resources to defend myself in court against an angry, wealthy ex-husband. Two years ago my current husband struggled with colon cancer and this year my mother has lymphoma. In spite of these family demands on our time, money and personal reserves - litigation continues. As a volunteer mediator for divorcing families, and a committed facilitator of the three principles, I am lucky to see people resolve internal and external conflict every day. Unfortunately not all parties want to resolve disputes internally or in a cooperative setting. Every time my ex-husband files another false claim, I am legally bound to pay a lawyer to defend me. This process takes time, money, and a wealth of support from families and friends. I am reaching out to anyone who would like to show even a dollar of support. The first $30,000 dollars would go directly to my current legal fees. Any more money would go immediately toward establishing a non-profit in my town that supports families in resolving conflict, finding peace of mind and discovering resilience no matter what. People often think that parents only go to court when two people can't stop fighting but the truth is, lots of high conflict divorce cases keep going back to court because one person is really angry and won't give up, even after losing many times. My ex-husband has claimed everything from child abuse to psychological incompetence to fear for his life (and much more). The court allows these false claims to go on indefinitely and have never awarded legal fees - even when all claims are completely dismissed. My life is a gift, I know that. Everyone has to live through difficult circumstances sometimes. And everyone needs help sometimes. I am one of those people. I am humbled by the power of love to bring about such enormous generosity of spirit - in what ever form it arrives. Who ever you support on this website, or in your life, thank you from all of us to you.