Monday Mournings – Busy Week Ahead…

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My Case Was Taken!

“I try to take one day at a time,
but sometimes several days attack me at once.”
~Jennifer Yane

So, the good news is that an attorney signed up to take my case at the Public Law Center. I will now have help with the divorce proceedings. The bad news is that he won’t be able to be in court with me next month due to a previously scheduled court date. Nevertheless, I am thrilled to get some help. I meet with him today…wish me luck.

I absolutely despise all of the paperwork, phone calls, meetings, document providing, and STRESS in my life right now! Dealing with government agencies is not easy, but at the moment, it is vital for Rory and me. I just hope and pray that this attorney will truly be able to help us traverse the system to our best benefit.

Help - Paperwork Mound

I received even more forms to fill out for Rory’s SSI application… does this stuff never end? It’s as if they know when you start getting the tiniest feeling of accomplishment in the process, and they take the opportunity to slam you with more work that you need to decipher, compile, complete, and return… usually on your own non-existent dime. With the advances of the internet, you would think some of the process would be easier. At least there should be less running around to do, especially with today’s gas prices. Keep me off the roads. Let me surf along the internets of the world wide web… PLEASE!

I’m going into this week with a feeling of apprehension. Thanks for allowing me to vent a little here. I appreciate you, and this is my therapy.

“Sometimes it seems your ever-increasing list of things to do
can leave you feeling totally undone.”
~Susan Mitchell and Catherine Christie, I’d Kill for a Cookie

Have you been through anything like this?

What advice do you have?

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28 Responses to Monday Mournings – Busy Week Ahead…

  1. I’m so glad someone took your case. Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences to go through. I was lucky my ex and I were able to just do a simple online paperwork deal and file ourselves and keep it under $1000. That’s not most people’s experience. Just take it one step at a time, one piece at a time and don’t get overwhelmed. On another note, I didn’t realize you wrote books! I’d love to see some of them!

    • In California, there is no simple online experience for anything, but especially divorce. They make it such a long, drug-out, horrible process…it’s ridiculous. This one has been going on for over 4-years (and that’s not unusual). I’m glad it was easy for you; I’m jealous.

      Books! Yes, I write books. I will keep you in mind for sometime later. Thanks. 🙂

  2. Kim says:

    I am so glad you are getting help. I know it must be very stressful. My son went through that a few years ago and it hurt me see him in pain as well as struggling to find the right attorney. I hope it is over soon.

    • Thanks you. It is not any easy thing in any way shape or form. It does hurt after 23 1/2 years, but what hurts most is how he is hurting his daughter… I just have to stay strong and get through this for her.

  3. No advice for you but sending good wishes! I bet the lawyer will be a big help to you and you’ll be able to relax a bit.

  4. In Illinois if you have children, it takes at least 6 months although there are ways to fudge that. My ex and I went in with it all worked out so it was almost painless, except for the fact that it was a divorce and one of the worst things I’ve ever been through.
    My love and hugs to you Lorelai, and to your daughter.

    • Aw, thanks, Missy! The visitation part is nothing…it’s wide open for him to see her, plus she’s 18. But the support part (including for her because she’s disabled) is the extremely difficult part. I don;t think there’s any way around the emotional factors. But I am very fortunate to have found Luke in the midst of all this and he is amazingly supportive and loving. Rory and I are truly lucky.

  5. Man that stinks!! I haven’t been through what you are going through, but I do have to say that the paperwork that is government related can be a bear!! I taught special ed and the paper work involved was incredible! Sending good vibes your way!

  6. Becca says:

    I’m glad you will have some help … better than nothing right?

    • I’m thrilled to have some help! I spent about 3 1/2 hours on the SSI paperwork for Rory today, and dealt with my facebook issues… I’m exhausted. Yeah for tomorrow…a brand new day! 🙂

  7. Have never been through a divorce but currently fighting the system for my son. I have a ton of paperwork to fill out as well for SSI. Don’t know why I took so long do it but it’s about time. Good luck with your process.

    • Thank you! Rory had it for a little bit when she was little. Then, after they approved us, they snatched away because they said we didn’t qualify financially…it was like 2 or 3 months after they approved it, and nothing had changed. We had to pay it all back…

      Good luck to you! 🙂

  8. It’s amazing how many forms you can fill out and download online but it’s rare to find one I can actually SUBMIT online lol! And with the need to have them in triplicate for everything, you’d think someone would think of the trees! (The Truffula trees! lol! Oh it’s still too early I think…)

  9. Crystal says:

    The red tape everywhere is ridiculous! I’m sorry for all you’re having to go through with Lorelai! Anything our government touches seems to have this red tape everywhere!

  10. So glad your case was taken!!! Fantastic! Now the real fun begins, right?!

  11. Elizabeh says:

    Writing is such therapy isnt it? I am not divorced but I know the stress it causes. Hang in there!

  12. Sarah says:

    Hi Lorelai! I noticed you hadn’t posted after this and wanted to make sure you are hanging in there. I have thought about you post a few time this week after I received my divorce paperwork in the mail Monday and just didn’t really know what to say when I felt like venting to. Sorry for the ramble I hope you are doing well.

    • Thanks you, Sarah. It has been an incredibly difficult and busy week. I will catch you up later. I appreciate your kind thoughts and am sorry to hear about your divorce as well. It is never an easy thing. We are hanging in there…you do the same.

  13. Brenda says:

    I am so sorry you are going through this!

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