Hi, My husband is refusing to cooperate with property settlement. He refused mediation. His lawyer responds, saying he won't agree to anything until his tax is sorted. He is now up to 5 tax returns that need to be lodged - but I suspect he won't given that the two different child support assessments will be altered and he will have to pay a lot more than the nothing that he pays now. I suspect he won't agree to a property settlement as he knows that any money that goes into his account will be garnished by the ATO and Child Support. And he knows, I have no money and cannot afford a court case. I am trying to do it myself but quite frankly, it's overwhelming and time-consuming and too hard. I have filled in all the paperwork, paid a lawyer to go over it for me. I don't have his address and nor will his parents give it to me. Do I put down his lawyer? I'm not entirely sure of the process - do I file the initiating application and the court sends him the papers? Or do I have to serve papers on him? I can't personally - I'm protected by an AVO - and nor can I afford to pay someone to do it. Can I email them? It's the only way I have to contact him. I'm finding this all very difficult - after years of abuse, I am still being dominated and controlled by him and there is nothing I can do about it without spending money I don't have. Any help would be greatly appreciated.