I finally was able to get a hold of legal aid and I make too much money now to be helped with the bankruptcy. If I had done this when unemployed, it would have been free to me to file and have representation. I didn't even have the mental capacity to deal at that time. I was just trying to survive. Living in the homeless shelter was dangerous and a horrid experience. We were miserable, hungry, and surrounded by people who had violent backgrounds. We didn't qualify for a domestic violence women's shelter and were lucky to be able to get help within the shelter where we were put. I worked full time at McDonalds and brought home less than a thousand dollars a month. It wasn't enough to live on when rent, utilities, and food are all taken into account. Thank GOD I found another engineering job. I make less now than ever since college but it is in my field. It is starting over at entry level. Everything is very difficult right now. There is never enough money. We didn't even get up off the floor before the garnishment started. We moved to a new city for my job with nothing, absolutely nothing. I sold or left behind everything when we became homeless. You do what you have to do to survive.
So, this weekend I will go to the library. I am told that all the forms I need are available there and that it is very tedious but I can do this on my own. I have to get this filed ASAP. I can't let this go on for more than 2 or 3 pay periods or I will loose this small little piece I have just managed to carve out for my son and me.
Why... Why... Why am I always so alone and have none to rely on? I work, take care of my son, and do everything a single mother has to and we are thriving again. This is destroying the little happiness I have managed to achieve.