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WA Can I Claim Travel Costs and Lost Wages from Ex?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by ELJ, 23 August 2016.

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  1. ELJ

    ELJ Active Member

    5 November 2015
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    My ex refused to sign a Memorandum of Consent Orders to close out a Civil Claim he made against me 2+ years ago. He agreed it was paid in full but refused to sign the form as he is said he is technically not legally obligated to. I have been told to submit an Affidavit and a Form 23 to have the matter brought to a judge.

    As he is content with wasting my time, his own time and the time of the courts with this matter in court, I would like to claim damages in the form of my travel costs and lost wages. Is this something I can do and if so, how?

    I work up north so I will need to pay for a return ticket that is outside of my contracted 1 return flight per swing and I will lose roughly 2 days of annual leave depending on when I can be flown in and out from work.
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    There is no prima facie right to compensation for someone simply messing you around. In cases of negligence and contractual breach you could claim these losses but not otherwise.

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