Family Court of Australia (Appearing for the Applicant Husband)

FAMILY LAW – PROPERTY – Distribution of property – whether distributions by one party as “alter ego” of a trust is money owed by that party or by the trust (in either legal or equitable terms) – effective distinction of different business valuations conducted on either a “net assets” basis or “maintainable earnings” basis – effect of “maintainable earnings” basis valuation was to render certain transactions outside of the property pool.

FAMILY LAW – PROPERTY – ADD‑BACKS – whether legal fees of either party should be added‑back – distinction drawn between treatment of husband and wife’s legal fees because of the sources of funding relating to those fees – whether tax debts of one party should be included as liability where evidence about tax debts not established by evidence.