July 16, 2022 Letter for Response Petition to Dissolution

July 16, 2022

To whom it may concern,

Due to extenuating circumstances (car, funds for both travel and attorney), I hope this letter finds the court within my 20 day time frame. I would like to tell the court that I love my husband and my son more than this world. I take my recovery from alcoholism seriously. I have completed a 45 day treatment program for alcohol and anxiety at Decision point in Prescott.  I am in Sober Living in Mesa at Spero House and I am doing amazing.  I have a Sponsor and am working my steps.  I am in a 90 day IOP program at The River Source Recovery in Mesa, of which I will pay for.  This includes therapy, as well, on top of what I am asking.  I have transferred from Prescott Home Improvement Lowes to Mesa Lowes Home Improvement and will start very soon.  That said I will continue to make my restitution fees, begin domestic violence classes and anger management (as soon as first paycheck).  No monetary value I am asking for will pay any of the court restitution nor classes. I am and will continue to thrive living in the here and now.  I feel the way I want to feel.   I act the way I want to act.  I look and dress the way I want to feel being the person I am meant to be. I would love nothing more than to have a chance.  I love my husband and I will fight for our family and our marriage, no matter the present outcome.

 I am having a hard time losing my best friend of 22 years and my son.  I would never nor have I broken the court order; I am not nor have I been an abusive predator.  Everything in my life was so secretive.     Today is 90 days without drinking.  I feel great, I look better.  I am different than I was the last 2 years; even more so in my life.  I am the person I was when he fell in love with me, but better.  I would like the chance to date him again. I want to see my son.  I want to show them both happiness and fulfilment, my purpose.  I am very driven to my purpose.

My beautiful gorgeous son, my light.  He needs to see me being amazing and not this shell of an isolated binge drinker.  I want them both to see me and how healthy my mind is.  Therapy and counseling may not help; if even after a few months it does not than I agree it is time to move on.

That said I am willing to negotiate terms of spousal support and other requests if “other orders I am requesting” can be met. 

Summary of what I want regarding spousal maintenance that is different from what my spouse asked for in the petition.

I am asking $2,000.00 dollars a month for a duration of ten (10) years 19 years of marriage (including the domestic partnership we entered while dating).  In addition to monetary spousal support, one (1) year medical insurance coverage; Toyota Camry and six (6) months of Vehicle insurance coverage; $8,000.00 to purchase new furniture; Movers to move belongings to storage facility and storage unit paid for one (1) year; hormonal Pellet injection paid for one (1) year; and all credit card debt paid in full. 

Other orders I am requesting.

Removal of Order of Protection. Conciliation and mediation. One (1) year of counseling together, one (1) year of individual therapy, and one (1) year of family therapy

I truly believe given the chance and opportunity we can continue as a wonderful family unit as we had been in the past. I believe this relationship can be salvaged if given the chance as well.

Sincerely,

Shannon M. Coon

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