I am now 20 years old, my parents have both been working hard their entire lives. They are trusting people who got backstabed repeatedly by people whom they thought were their friends and because of this we are now in need of help and can not afford the trial against one of the people who put us here.
My parents are both past 55, and have both had a higher education.
In hopes to be able to live a good life and not having to continue to work from 8am to 10pm daily, both my parents tried to start a business.
My father joined a man whom he thought was a friend, to start this business. Considering my father thought he knew this 'friend' of his, they never made an official contract. My dad had invested all his time in the project and was now unemployed.
My mother joined a man whom she also thought was a friend, to start a clinic. My mother invested our savings and much more, which he took for himself. My mom was left to live in friends' homes for almost 2 years as we had sold our home by then.
In 2013 she finally returned to France after almost two years, and I saw my mother again. My mother being perseverant and having faith in people decided to begin again.
In France she met a man and decided to become partner at his clinic. She took a loan from the bank (our savings being minimal by then) and invested it into this clinic. For 2 more years she worked to perfect this business... Turns out this man did not want a partnership, he just needed the money we brought in. My mom had to work at this job and start working in a hospital elsewhere to cover our expenses. She was back at working all day, everyday. She has recently unofficially left this clinic, realizing this man was only in it for the money and has decided that after all that has happened in the past years it was time to not go without a fight. She is planning to sue him for what he has done to us.
He is now demanding we pay for his clinics expenses, on the grounds that the clinic is bankrupt (all the money he has been making in this clinic he has redirected elsewhere) and due to the fact that my mom is not officially out of the contract (aka still a partner) she should be providing the money by selling our belongings (which would theoretically 'save his clinic').
We are now planning to go to court against this man who has much more resources (lawyer-wise) than we do.
This is why I've decided to give this website a shot, in hope that there still are some decent humans out there willing to support a family in need...