First thanks for reading my campaign. Im seeking legal funding for a couple of reasons. First a little background. I got sick about 6yrs ago and as it got worse over the years I overheard my wife telling a friend that she didnt want to have to take care of me if my illness did get really bad. So she started secretly preparing to divorce me. After 2yrs of leading me on to believe we were going to work things out she filed for divorce last May. As the divorce went on, and the truth about her actions were coming out, she did anything she could to make me look bad. This didn’t work, so she went the route of constantly picking physical fights with me. Well me being me, I always tried to leave, but it was never that easy unfortunately. She would block me from leaving by standing behind my car or in front of my car door or stand in front of the garage exit door. She even told me during an argument she was going to make it up, and that I would go to jail because the police always believe the woman and all she had to do was show them the bruises she had given herself. Thankfully my daughter was present the first time and told the police the truth that mom was lying and had self inflicted the bruises and thankfully i didnt get charged. Well unfortunately my daughter wasn’t around at the begining of the second altercation, and she only saw 80% of it. This time even though she told police that mom was the aggressor, I got charged and arrested because she had one bruise and even worse, I actually had an order of protection against her at the time !!! Now I’m facing 2yrs in jail and being labled a domestic abuser the rest of my life which will make everything from employment to housing a difficult thing. Everybody who knows me knows I’m not an aggresive person to anyone, let alone a woman. I’m the person that walks away which is funny as she has accused me of avoiding conflict for years, but now all of a sudden she says I’m a violent person. Unfortunately she is like her father and is a very aggresive person who has struck me and my daughter numerous times before. Next, her lawyer hired the guardian attorney ( GAL) who never spoke to any of my 3 children (15, 14, & 7) like he was supposed to. He only spoke to her and myself and then he proceeded to tell the judge that I thought she was a great mother and should have custody of the children. This is not the case, and I never said such a thing as she drinks and drives with them (my daughter texts me that she doesn’t want to get in the car because mom is drunk). She also either brings my kids to the bar with her, or leaves my 14yr old to babysit the 7yr old for hours on end while she is out partying and doesn’t even make them food before she leaves. My 15yr old doesnt even like being around as mom has used her as a caretaker for our 7yr old so she could do what she wanted. She basically robbed her of part of her childhood and my daughter resents her for it, and now my 15yr old wants to live with me. My soon to be ex is on her 3rd boyfriend in just a year, which is fine, except that she brings my children around these men and tell the kids to lie to me about who they are with or what they did. My poor boy is too scared to say anything at all to me as he is afraid of getting yelled at from his mother, and this is coming from my 7yr old telling me. My 7yr old is so confused as she loves me, but has to listen to her mother talk bad about me so much that she can’t make up her own mind about what is going on. She really shouldn’t even have to concern herself with these questions since shes only 7. In all actuality, none of the kids should have to do anything but be kids. I would like to hire an honest GAL attorney so he/ she can talk to everyone including the kids to determine what is best for them. A good GAL is not cheap though. While i don’t feel she is fit to have them until she gets some psychological help, I might not have much choice. Ive tried my best not to ask or borrow money, but all the money i did have in savings has been exhausted on my divorce lawyer and i had to get a public defender for the domestic case and its not going too well either. I won’t take a plea deal for something I didn’t do. Thanks again, and any little bit would help me to help my children have a better future and just be kids for now.