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VIC Abused by Stepfather - Possible Compensation?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by FedBoy2015, 6 May 2015.

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  1. FedBoy2015

    FedBoy2015 Active Member

    6 May 2015
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    Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask.

    I was badly physically abused by my mother's husband (step-father) who at the time was an ex police officer as a child and I still remember what has done to me. At the time and my grandparents got me and was living in NSW, I now live in Victoria.

    As a result of that, I developed a anger problem. I was sent to hospital because of it and I have all the files and medical records and reports.

    It was taken to court, but he got away with it for some reason.

    I'm now 26 and I want to seek any possible compensation for the abuse i received as I think I should be entitled to something?

    Thanks for reading
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    Unfortunately, there are no actions for remedy under family law to seek compensation for emotional harm. I think, if you were to have any avenues for such a claim, it would be under torts law on grounds your step-father breached his duty of care to you. I really don't know how successful this would be, though.

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