Well, I've been gone for awhile and things are much better than the last time I posted. The soon to be ex and I attended mediation and we actually came to a resolution for our divorce and will not have to go to trial and the divorce will actually be final on Dec. 6. I can hardly wait! :) It's been quite the fight, but we are in the home stretch now. I have wracked up $10,000+ in legal fees and had to pay him $3,000 as a settlement, but I am going to be free from all of this soon. Basically I ended up buying my freedom, but we're almost there and at least I was able to stop the increasing legal bills even more and it will all be done in less than 2 weeks. Now it's time for me to buckle down and work on getting the debt paid off and building the savings account back up. I need to get back to my frugal ways and will feel much better when this debt is behind me. Thankfully I won't have to buy much in the way of Christmas gifts, it's fairly small in my family, so that will help a lot and I'm good at cutting back and stretching a dollar. I'm optimistic about the future and getting back to a good financial place soon.
I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving and was able to take some time and reflect on what we all have to be thankful for right now. Even with all the nasty divorce stuff going on, I know I have much to be thankful for and many others don't have it as good as I do right now. Wishing you all a blessed holiday season.