I need your help mums. Last year a custody case my ex partner put on me cost a significant amount of money. I wasn’t eligible for legal aid. My ex partner gate the case looked unfavourable for a win on his behalf, wrote a letter to my lawyer stating he wanted our son to live with me full time. Of course I was over the moon. I borrowed money from my mother to pay for the court case as my ex partner is wealthy and I am not, despite working full time. I can’t get my super out as I don’t have a home loan and I my child is 8. I can’t really borrow any more money from the bank. I have asked my lawyer about getting money back for the initial court costs but he says it’s not possible. My mother is now wanting the money as they are building a new house. I really don’t know what to do. The whole thing seems unfair that someone with a huge income x 2 can take someone on a low income to court and through the system costing into the tens of thousands and get away with it. I feel helpless and lost as there seems to be no solution. Ladies if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them as I’m desperate to pay my mother. My mother is now wanting her money back.
Posted anonymously, 2nd August 2014