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- December 29, 2006 at 8:18 pm #250830Guest
After she applies for help from public assistance, she should be alright. She
definately won’t have to worry about food, especially if she uses coupons andsometimes food pantries. She’ll definately get medical for the children if she
doesn’t have it already, and if it will cost her money then public assistance
can offer medical for free or low as $9 per month. She should stay as far aspossible from the ex. I’ve studied domestic violence in college and it is a
viscious cycle to break away from. The kids should know what daddy did to
mommy. Hiding the truth only makes them think maybe daddy was right. Let themknow it was definately wrong! And keep reassuring the kids they are loved,
Tammy— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Jennifer Huff
I have a relatively new friend (our daughters just started playing with each
other in Kindergarden this year) who just called to tell me she spent the dayyesterday in court. Her husband dragged her out of the house by her neck and
was attacking her. Fortunately the kids were sleeping. The neighbors called
the cops. She did manage to get a year long restraining order against him. Butnow this mom of 4 (kids are 5, 4, 2.5 and 1.5) must live on her own. The court
could only prove that the husband makes $500 per week-he works for his uncle and
makes at least double that but under the table-so she will only get $350 perweek to support 5 people! Has anyone else run into this.
I think (but haven’t said anything to her yet) that she should tell him that he
needs to cough up more money or she will call the IRS.Or will this land her into trouble too as she is still married to the jerk? We
live in the NorthEast and I’m sure the rent at her place is easily $1500 per
month. She doesn’t have a degree so she would never make enough money per houras she would have 3 kids in daycare!
I want to help, but don’t know what to do. Any suggestions are helpful.
I know abuse happens, I’ve just never known anyone it has happened to. Thanks.Jennifer
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