In the past month, my family’s life has been turned upside down. I am a domestic violence survivor and have been raising my five year old son alone since the day he was born. Death threats, harassment, and continued emotional abuse drove me to obtain a restraining order against my ex-husband. Shortly thereafter he filed for emergency custody of my son in South Carolina, and after dealing with jurisdictional issues, I was ordered to “return” my son to an abusive father he’s had very little contact with.
I am not being allowed to bring evidence to my defense, I am not allowed to see my son for a month, I am not allowed to contact him regularly and we have NEVER spent this much time apart.
The judge and attorneys have made it clear that my queer, “immoral lifestyle” is worse than being with an abusive father and that I should prepare myself for the worst.
I need help.
My rights as a parent and as a human being are being denied and I need to hire an attorney with experience in gay rights issues and family law. Retainers/fees are generally between $5,000-$10,000 and I cannot afford that. My son and I live in Massachusetts and we are being denied the right to go back home together.
Please help if you can by donating or spreading this around, any little bit counts.
SIGNAL BOOST BECAUSE MA IS VERY CLOSE TO ME AND THEY HAVE GAY RIGHTS AND I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY ARE PUTTING A CHILD IN DANGER AND THEY BELIEVE THAT PUTTING A CHILD IN A ABUSIVE HOME IS BETTER THAN HAVING HIM IN A HEALTHY, QUIET, AND KIND LIFESTYLE. THEY’D RATHER HAVE HIM AT THE RISK OF BEING ABUSED BECAUSE OF WHO HIS MOTHER IS AND THAT IS SICK AND DISGUSTING. THIS MAN SHOULD HAVE LOST HIS RIGHTS TO BE AROUND THE CHILD LONG, LONG AGO WHEN YOU WENT TO GO FILE A RESTRAINING ORDER FOR BEING ABUSIVE.