I had a post all ready to go, but then some events changed and I ended up deleting the post. There was nothing wrong with the post, but circumstances had changed and it was suddenly irrelevant. Though I’d gone through the trouble of setting up the post already, I was thrilled to delete it.
I should explain.
You see, a very good friend was embroiled in a custody battle. Her ex was trying to get custody of their son, and she needed help with legal fees. She made just enough that she didn’t qualify for legal aid, but nowhere near enough to be able to get the five grand the custody battle was going to cost her. So, she set up a funding page to see if people could help her out. I was going to pass on the word about that, see if I couldn’t bring it before a few more people.
But, then something unexpected happened. Her ex decided to be reasonable about the situation. Instead of an expensive custody battle that could likely end up hurting everyone, he decided they should try to work things out in a more sensible way. Perhaps mediation if it came to that. In any event, trying to find a solution in a way that was going to be better for everyone…especially the child. That’s even better given that these people are going to have to deal with each other for a very long time. Nothing will change that they’re both still parents of this child.
As such, there was no more need to call for help funding the custody battle. It negated the need for my post, but I was happy to delete it. After all, it meant that things had gotten better for my friend and for her son. That’s all anybody really wanted in this.