Client Stories

Moving towards resolution

Daisy first engaged with PCLC after separating with her partner Josh due to allegations of family violence. Josh was claiming that Daisy was fabricating the family violence as a result of a genetic neurological disease she had. Daisy disputed these claims and refused to be tested, notwithstanding that a number of her relatives had died from the disease.

July 28, 2022

Infringements waived

Peter is an intelligent and well-educated man, whose issues with alcohol had undermined any chance he had securing work in his chosen career. When Peter first presented at PCLC, he had a number of outstanding fines and criminal charges associated with his alcohol use. At that time Peter was homeless and living in his car.

July 28, 2022

COVID19 impact

Annika’s employment was impacted by COVID-19. She required assistance with the rent reduction agreement she had entered with the real estate agent, and outstanding repairs. However, the agreement Annika had reached with the landlord included a rent deferral. This meant that Annika would need to pay back the difference between the reduced rent and the usual rental amount at the end of the agreement.

July 28, 2022

Charges withdrawn

Harold lives in Pakenham and would have ordinarily attended the local visiting service, but due to COVID restrictions, he came through one of our afternoon advice sessions. He was involved in a motor vehicle accident, which fortunately didn’t result in serious injury, but did lead to some serious charges being laid against him by the police, including ‘conduct endangering life’. Harold could not afford to engage a private lawyer and was not eligible for a grant of Legal Aid.

July 28, 2022

Good behaviour granted

Nicole was charged with one count of carrying a prohibited weapon into the Frankston Magistrates’ Court. The prohibited weapon was a credit card pen knife that she had left in her bag inadvertently.

July 28, 2022

Reducing financial pressure

Lana had experienced severe family violence at the hand of her former husband John, which included reproductive assault, resulting in the birth of her two children.
Not long after the couple separated, John relocated to China and stopped paying child support. Lana has no redress through the Child Support Agency because China is not a country with which Australia has reciprocal child support relations.

July 28, 2022

$11,000 debt waived

Gerald came to PCLC very distressed. He had incurred a debt of $11,000 through a contract he had entered into for store finance at a retail business in Frankston. Gerald had no recollection of entering the contract or the products he purchased.

July 28, 2022

a weight lifted

Sometimes being at the right place at the right time makes a big difference.

July 28, 2022

lease term reduction

Etta and James moved into a property with their new baby in 2019. The lease was fixed term with both Etta and James’ names on the lease.

July 28, 2022

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