Desperate times call for desperate measures, but don’t take things too far..
A recent Craigslist add was seeking to raise funds via a non-traditional manner. Organ sales. However, this is not your grandmother’s musical instrument. The add stated, in part;
I am a healthy active 37yr old, 6′ tall white man of strong european bloodline. I am drug a disease free and have two healthy kidneys and all I have left to sell is one of them. I have been going through custody battles for the last 4 years and am flat tapped out of money and property left to sell. My son is my one true love and his mother wont be happy or stop lying until Im out of the picture and she is being helped by a devious liar of an attorney. I wont give up on my son and am willing to do what it takes to stand up for him. I have to give my attorney some money and this is all I can come up with. I am employed and have a job I love, but I need to lay down thousands of dollars at this point, attornies are not cheap. Please help. Call ****** ***-***-**** ALL EMAILS WILL BE DELETED. Thanks.
I do NOT know if the above is legit or not and I assume it is not. Sacrificing your health and potentially your life is not the way to “win” custody. Also, organ sales are illegal in the U.S. The National Organ Transplant Act (1984 Pub.L. 98–507), approved October 19, 1984 and amended in 1988 and 1990, outlawed the sale of human organs and provided for the establishment of the Task Force on Organ Transplantation; authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants for the planning, establishment, and initial operation of qualified Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs); and established the formation of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
Don’t sell your organs to hire or pay for your attorney. There are other solutions if you are completely tapped-out, but this ain’t it. Read about options if you cannot afford an attorney here.
Matthew Thompson is a Mississippi Family Law attorney and cautions those in legal situations, not to make their circumstances worse.