I'm not sure if you can help, but I have to try so here goes.
I was married to an abusive/alcoholic for 11 years. I found the courage to leave him November 2017. He has since cleaned up. So for the summer, I let my kids visit him in TN, where we are both originally from. (I'm in MO). After much consideration I decided to move "home" as well, so the kids could see him regularly, and hopefully stabilize them somewhat. Also, during the last couple of months i have been suffering from clinical depression and felt the move would do is all good. I found a place to rent online that I could afford. Through text and calls, the Landlord, my ex and myself arranged for payment of deposit, pet deposit, first and second month's rent, to ensure I had time to gain employment in order to get settled, registar kids for school, and be financially stable. So I wired $2045 to my ex to pay the new landlord. I gave notice to my landlord in MO and made arrangements to close business such as utilities, employment, ect. My ex then asks to borrow $600 to get dentures, stating he would pay it back before I leave. i agreed because I trusted him even though I knew it would wipe out my savings. He has always made good money, but was in the middle of a job and wouldn't get paid before his dental appointment. just before time to move, my depression became dangerous and suicidal. So I decided to postpone the move and seek mental health treatment. So I cancelled the Rental house and asked my ex to send the $2045 + 600 back until I get out of the hospital. HE REFUSED. He stated he needed to borrow it. I told him NO, it was not his money and I needed it back. We faught strenuously over
calls and texts until eventually he stated the only way he would return the money was if I signed over the kids to him via mail.
So now, he has all of my savings and my kids and I have no money to even go and get them. I will also be homeless as of the 31st as I can't pay the rent here. i can confirm all of this with screenshots of the texts. I NEED HELP. I don't even know where to begin.i have put most of my furniture and truck up for sale trying to recuperate and get the money to go get my kids and secure a place to live, but nothing has sold. I am out of time, I have 8 days. I am in full blown panic. I have nowhere to live, no money ($230 in my account) no way to get my kids, no way to put my stuff in storage. I am losing EVERYTHING because I trusted someone I had known for over a decade. PLEASE.....any type of help would matter. I don't know what else to say. Thank you for at least reading my story.