Family Court of Australia at Sydney Judgment delivered 23 October 1997, Chisholm J. (Appeared for the husband)

In determining the intention of the wife’s parents in providing a benefit to the parties, judicial notice may be taken of the fact that parents frequently make provision for their children in a manner which does not involve the formulation or consideration of whether they intend to benefit their own child, or both parties to the marriage: see Gosper and Gosper (1987) FLC ¶ 91-818; Kessey and Kessey (1994) FLC ¶ 92-495; (1994) 18 Fam LR 149; Rickaby and Rickaby (1995) FLC ¶ 92-642; (1995) 19 Fam LR 814, which were considered.

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