We keep our bodies healthy by eating the right foods, exercising and getting enough sleep. However what we don't always consider is our "legal health" Just like our physical health, our legal health needs care too.
A few simple steps can help to improve your legal health. By knowing your rights and knowing where to go for help, you can avoid, reduce or resolve your problems. This can save money, time and stress. Below are some questions to help you evaluate where your legal health is currently sitting.
Is anyone chasing you for money?
Do you have payments due or unpaid accounts?
Do you have unpaid fines?
Do you have problems paying your rent?
Are you having trouble getting your landlord to fix things in your house?
Are you having problems with your Youth Allowance?
Are you due in Court?
Would you like to discuss your rights in any personal relationship, including divorce or separation?
Have you signed any contracts which you are concerned about?
If you have a job, are you satisfied that your wage and conditions are fair?
Have you been in a car accident recently?
Are you having trouble making car repayments?
Do you have problems or questions about your student visa?
If you have answered YES to one or more of these problems, you can talk to Deakin Student Legal Service to make an appointment to speak to a lawyer for free. To book an appointment visit https://eclc.org.au/can-eclc-assist-you/legal-programs/sort-it-deakin-legal-service-for-students/ to request an appointment.
You can also contact the Deakin Student Legal Service by phone. If you are a Waterfront, Waurn Ponds or Warrnambool student, call 1300 430 599 (Barwon Community Legal Service), and if åyou are a Burwood student call 1300 325 200 (Eastern Community Legal Service).