- Phe & Leng  FamCAFC 17
- Mareet & Colbrooke  FamCAFC 15
- Barre & Barre & Anor  FCCA 97
- Borg & Bosco  FCCA 66
Wife’s SMS held admissible against her case that $145,000 advance from father-in-law was husband’s debt
In Phe & Leng  FamCAFC 17 (8 February 2019) the Full Court (Alstergren CJ, Strickland & Watts JJ) dismissed the wife’s appeal against a property order where Le Poer Trench J found that the husband’s father was owed $145,000. The wife alleged that sum was the husband’s debt alone, having been deposited into an account the husband controlled. It was found that it was the parties’ debt as the wife, in a text message to the husband’s sister, said that she would ‘return’ the money to the husband’s parents if her child ‘M can come back to Sydney’.