Stanford—the High Court decision

Introduction Judgment was delivered by the High Court in Stanford v Stanford[1] on 14 November 2012. In a rare examination of the Family Law Act 1975 (“the Act”) and particularly s 79, the High Court stated its views regarding: Whether an order for alteration of...

Valuing a haunted house

Does a resident ghost increase or decrease the value of a home? Unfortunately, this important issue remains unresolved in Australia although in Descas & Descas [2013] FMCAfam 69, the wife tried to argue that it had a detrimental effect on the home’s value. There...

Implications arising from Stanford

Judgment was delivered by the High Court in Stanford v Stanford[sc name=”anchor” id=”1″] on 14 November 2012. In a rare examination of the Act and particularly s 79, the High Court stated its views regarding: Whether an order for alteration of...