Bring Sierra back to her hometown NY/ family
$670 raised
4% of $15k goal
10 contributors
76 Weeks running

My name is Jennifer O'Brien I am a single mother to 3 yo Sierra. My hometown is in Ny and my daughter was born in NY . Her father and I were also married in NY. He left us to move to Santa Cruz January 20th, 2016. Her father and I made an agreement that I would move to Santa Cruz County for a 1 year trial of co-parenting/ co- living and would be able to return home to NY if it didn't work out. It was an extremely unhealthy situation. Now that I am attempting to move back to my home state my daughters father is claiming jurisdiction rights to California since we spent over 6 months there. I am struggling to afford a lawyer. This person has only lived in California for less than 2 years and has received his green card due to our marriage. He is originally from the UK.  He has been serving me with custody petitions and court orders to prohibit me from leaving the county of Santa Cruz. I have no friends or family in this county and can not afford the exorbitant rent and cost of living without the support of family and friends. We wish to return to our loving large family in NY where Sierra thrives. She misses her grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. We are positive that with the right lawyer we can get through this hard time and return back to our home state. Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated by our family. 

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