Justice for Vickie and Caydee

Justice for Vickie and Caydee

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Dont take Caydee away from Vickie started this petition to Ex husband Matt Harper and

My exhusband is suing me for custody of our daughters dog. Our daughter passed away in 2017 at age of 29 from Fentynal overdose. Right after the funeral Matt offered to keep Caydee while I went back to work out of town on the pipeline. So I left her temperarily.  I bought Caydee, a rescued boston Terrier, for my daughter in the year before she died. Matt was embarrassed of his daughter's addiction and would not allow her to live with him during the last few years of her life. Amanda lived with me since the age of 14, and I helped her and supported her when she did live on her own. I paid all of Caydees vet bills and food, treats, toys etc. in March Matt started making it difficult for me to visit Caydee so when i got her i kept her. A few months later he sued me in Monroe County Ohio Civil court.

Neither me or Matt Harper, my exhusband, live in Monroe Couty Ohio. I was laid off work, sold my camper and was heading home to Brookville, Indiana. A few days later I received the summons to appear in court. I stayed in town to attend court and posted a $750 bond to keep Caydee. Since i live in Brookville Indiana finding an attorney was difficult. I called numerous attorneys, probably every attorney in Woodsfield Ohio where the court is located. Not one could or would take my case. Conflict of interest, the judge has a law firm so no one who deals with him can take my case. My exhusbands attorney was a reason 2 attorneys couldnt take my case, they worked with her with other cases. Some were just too busy. I even joined Legal Shield, a monthly fee based legal service, before my court date to find me a lawyer. They contacted 7 lawyers and all declined. Why cant I get legal representation?

At the time of our hearing i still could not find a lawyer. I asked the judge for a continuance. Since I lived out of town i was having trouble finding a lawyer, also i was in another state looking for work. He denied my request, my first request for a continuance for more time to find a lawyer. So Matt presented his case and I lost my Caydee. The only living connection I have to my daughter. Caydee helps the emptiness in my heart and in my life that my daughters death created. I need her to help me survive the rest of my life without my daughter.. Matt didnt love our daughter enough to deserve the only thing thats left. When my daughter was dying and her "friends" didnt calll 911, Caydee was by her side loving her when I couldnt be. I did not turn Caydee over to my exhusband as i was ordered to by Judge Yoss because  I went thru a 6 yr divorce and custody battle in the 90's when my daughter was small, i went through hell. Too many times ive lost to him.  The courts have aided my exhusband in torturing me long enough. 

I just need a lawyer who will take my case so i can receive a fair hearing like everyone else. I live over 5 hrs away from Monroe county Ohio, and Im not sure why this judge even has jurisdiction if neither of us lives there.I should atleast get extra time since I live over 5 hours away. Please help me and demand a fair trial for me and Caydee. I deserve to keep this small piece of my daughter, please dont allow the courts to take her away from me and give her to the man who has put me through Hell. Tell Matt Harper that he should drop this case against me, and be a decent human being for once in his life. If he wont then i atleast deserve the right to hire an attorney before a decision which effecfts my mental health so drastically is made without my defense. I need an attorney someone to help me fight this injustice in Monroe County Ohio. Matt Harper has now filed contempt of court charges on me. He is asking for money and for a state wide alert for my arrest. Soon I could go to jail if i keep Caydee.

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