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I am a person whose husband committed DV against me. I was…

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I am a person whose husband committed DV against me. I was subjected to verbal physical financial and rape in an 18 year marriage. He is 11 years younger. I was gifted nearly $400,000 from my mother, post her death. He was not gifted any money by my mother. He went to the bank and took half. His father died 4 months post separation. I was not offered any money.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

South Australia it happened in but I live in Victoria because of DV

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes the violence but not financial. Well not quite correct. I went to police and told them what happened and they said it was not a police matter

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes. I am an RN still working. I have arthritis and private health cover. But post separation it flared up and I had 2 knee replacements and a hip replacement. No money so had to use superannuation. I have an excellent job and work hard , but unable to buy a small property for retirement. Can work with this company until I am 80 yrs but......

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

the police are correct your matter is a civil one

your next step is to commence financial separation.

would you like to discuss this option as it will secure your future with the relationship assets once completed

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