Full Court Minute Books

Case A7/2016

Hall v. Hall

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

7/08/2015 Family Court of Australia (Thackray J, Strickland J & Aldridge J)


Family – Spousal maintenance – Appeal from an interlocutory order – Where primary judge made order that respondent husband pay spousal maintenance on the basis that applicant wife was ‘unable to support herself adequately’ under s 72(1) Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) – Where applicant wife’s deceased father’s will contains ‘wish’ that the applicant wife receives annual payment of $150,000 net of income tax until such time as she receives a payment of $16.5 million – Whether voluntary payment is a ‘financial resource’ under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

Short particulars


12/02/2016 Hearing (SLA, Canberra v/link Adelaide)

25/02/2016 Notice of appeal

18/03/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

23/03/2016 Amended Written submissions (Appellant)

08/04/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

22/04/2016 Reply

04/05/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

08/06/2016 Judgment (Judgment summary)