- Jabour  FamCAFC 78
- Rodelgo & Blaine  FamCAFC 73
- Masson v Parsons  HCA 21
- Sadasivam & Seshan  FamCAFC 76
Long marriage – husband’s initial contribution of land soared in value due to rezoning
In Jabour  FamCAFC 78 (10 May 2019) the Full Court (Alstergren CJ, Ryan & Aldridge JJ) allowed the wife’s appeal against Judge Mercuri’s contributions-based assessment of 66 per cent in favour of the husband (and 33 percent, the wife) after a 25 year marriage that produced three adult children.
The husband owned a half interest in three parcels of land (30, 30 and 44 acres) at cohabitation, having bought them from his father in 1975 for $26,000. After 11 years of marriage, he sold his interest in the 30 acre lots to acquire all of the 44 acre lot. Originally used for a farm, the property was rezoned for residential use in 2010 and was sold in October 2017 for $10,350,000. The net pool was $9,033,913 plus superannuation of $371,686.