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This is how it has gone so far: SSAT made an adverse determination. The initial decision backdated and future dated my taxable income creating a massive debt to me that I could not afford to pay.

The case went to the Federal Magistartes Court and we were successful on one ground that being that the SSAT were out of their juridiction to make a decision for the period they did when the initial COA was for 3 months back in 2010. A stay was also granted.

In making this decision apparently the judge made an error in the judgement thus stating that we were to be re refferred back to the SSAT. Apparently the error is that we agreed to the initial decision for the three month period therefore there is no reason to go back to the SSAT.

We have submitted a cost application and our legal bill is quite high. During the process we also made an offer of settlement that was rejected. This offer was what we worked out to be $4000 to $5000 more than the ex was entitled to and we offered a another option of simply just returning back to the SSAT to have the entire period redetermined. This would have saved us another at least $20000 plus in legal fees on that hearing.

But wait! Now were served with an appeal notice to be heard in the FULL Family Law Court. Unfortunately we have no more funds to pay our legal team and have no clue what to do now. Can someone please give me some advice on what the preocedure is now and how to tackle this. The Government lawyer thinks it will cost the Registrar too much if we are successful with our cost application. I note in this paperwork the Goverment lawyer wants to have the hearing on appeal and the application heard at the same time.

This whole process should have been avoided, we have won all the way and the CSA, SSAT and now the court have made errors that have cost us greatly. What annoys me is that the whole last hearing that went for 1 entire day could have been avoided.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as we are now Self Represented.
If I could arrange help for you, what is your ability to pay something?


Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on the site (Look for the Avatars).   Be mindful what you post in the public areas. 
Hi Monteveri,

We are waying up options. Is it possible to get a government loan, do you know?The way we are heading at the moment it is down hill fast.

I have health issues as well. Not sure how long I can maintain my business.

May be able to get a loan off my in-laws temporarily. How much do you spend and when does it stop?
Are you in NSW?

Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on the site (Look for the Avatars).   Be mindful what you post in the public areas. 
Yes.About a hour drive north of Sydney. 
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