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NSW Australian Law - Serving Without Address?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Aleksey, 4 November 2015.

  1. Aleksey

    Aleksey Member

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    I was told that it is possible to serve without address.

    I got two suggestions:

    1) serve friends or relatives

    2) serve by e-mail after getting refusal to provide address


    Is this real? What are the legal terms for such types of serving under Australian Law?

    Any other ideas?
     
  2. Aleksey

    Aleksey Member

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    Legal Aid thinks that I have too much money so I decided to represent myself as I am unemployed now. Also the police convinced my wife that I want to kill her and created the AVO that says that I can only communicate with my wife through my legal representative.

    Does this mean that I cannot communicate at all if I decide to represent myself? Lawyers want 5000 and more to represent me. Is it possible to find a lawyer who could represent me only for sending a couple of messages? I just want to send a letter to my wife telling that I love her, etc.

    How can I do that without paying 5000 dollars?
     
  3. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

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    Have you appealed to Legal Aid if your circumstances have now changed?

    Unfortunately, you could get yourself into a lot of trouble (more so than now) if you contact your wife by any other means than what is in the AVO.

    Have you contacted a criminal lawyer and asked their costs to represent you writing a letter and defending an AVO?
     
  4. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

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    All Writ of Summons/Originating Processes must be served personally.
    To effect personal service - a writ can be

    a) personally served on the Defendant (meaning give it to them); or
    b) leave it addressed to the Defendant at their place of business or residential address;
     
  5. Derekmck

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    I am in the same boat. How I communicate with the ex is through her lawyer. This is a massive problem in itself. 1 letter took 3 weeks to get to her. It's a real pain as some information is very important and takes days to weeks for the other party to respond.

    Don't send I love you letters, it will blow up in your face. I spent 12 months in Gaol for intimidation for saying I love you, if she's scared and you say 'Hello', that's intimidation, that's how the judge explained to me why I love you turned into a holiday in Gaol for me.

    Be very careful brother, these are the times to keep level headed for you children's sake.
     

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