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The husband, his wife and his mistress: sharing the marital pot

Date:4 DEC 2017
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Family lawyer

In the context of the present discussion about reform of cohabitation law, a case decided by the Australian Court of Appeal provides a salutary lesson of problems which can arise.

In Sha v Cham (2017) Fam CAFC 161, the Australian Full Court found that the husband was in a de facto relationship with his sex worker who had claims against his financial resources, notwithstanding that he was still living with his wife. It is reported also in the NSW Law Society Journal Issue 39, p98.

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