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VIC Gambling and Spent All My Dad's Superannuation

Discussion in 'Superannuation Law Forum' started by anonymous84, 26 February 2015.

  1. anonymous84

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    Hi i used to be my father's administrator but I ran into a gambling problem and spent all his superannuation.
    I have a VCAT hearing coming up and don't know what to do??
    My father does not go without anything and anything he needs I pay for... im embarrassed ashamed stressed regretful... please help i don't want to go to jail and/or be taken away from my 2 kids i previously told vcat it was in another account because I was so scared
     
  2. Ivy

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    Hi there,

    Is there a specific legal question that you have? What have you been charged with? Without knowing the charge, I can't tell whether a conviction could be accompanied by a custodial sentence.

    It sounds as though you need to obtain legal representation. Have you contacted Legal Aid in Victoria to see if they can help you?
     
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    I have not been charged with anything as yet... was just summons to attend a hearing at vcat....
     
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    What did your summons say was the basis of the hearing? What is VCAT trying to determine? As I suggested above, I recommend that you contact a solicitor to help you prepare.
     
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    They want me to bring in all bank statements, any letters received, everything...
    will i go to jail?
     
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    Hi again,

    I cannot suggest strongly enough that you should contact Legal Aid or another solicitor for advice. We cannot provide advice on the likely outcome of a hearing. However you have not told us what the basis for the hearing is. Is there a charge? What is it? Have a look at your summons.
     
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    It is just a summons to provide vcat with all of my fathers financials etc... there is no charge
     
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