I had my pre-trial last month and my extremely supportive lawyer has got cold feet and wants me to walk away and lose everything. I was only lucky enough to get this lawyer due to a special pilot program VLA ran for home owners, which no longer exists. I am now left dead in the water for the final wait for my October trial.
According to them, "Unjust Enrichment" has no defence, all my evidence about me being gifted and that no mental health, coercion or domestic violence was involved in me getting funds 5yrs ago means nothing and that my fight is over.
I've lost my First Home Owners grant ($10,000 back in 2016) and invested around $30,000 into my home. The home is also filled with my furniture, white goods, belongings and pets. Which I've lost as prior to this, my mother filed for an IVO against me and the police evicted me from my own home. That was 3yrs ago. I was homeless, living in the car and hotels. I still cannot live in my own home and continue to pay my bills, insurance and rates to this day.
I'm a casual who barely gets shifts and makes if I'm lucky, $94 every 1-2 weeks. And thanks to COVID, I doubt this will improve any time soon. My mother is getting probono and has been since 2019. Me as a young male is discarded in the trash and abandoned.
I tried to contact every news outlet but nobody wants to hear my story. I've contacted just about every firm in Victoria (and some in other states) and unless I pull out thousands of dollars, nobody cares. Surely there's someone out here who thinks this is just wrong? Please help. I don't know what to do any more...