In addition, the husband provided evidence that if he had obtained his true status as a licensed liquidator, he would still have signed the agreement under the same conditions. His complaint is that he allowed purchases to be placed in the name of his wife solely because of his false belief. I do not think that is enough to make the agreement non-enforceable or unenforceable. The woman did nothing to contribute to the man`s lack of knowledge of his legal status. It did not make it insolent, because that term is well understood. The distinction between laches and tolerance was discussed by Fogarty J in Weiss/Barker Gosling (1993) FLC 92-399 in cost agreements. He pointed out that the doctrine of laches intersects with other doctrines of just liberation, such as just liberation. B, which is implied by behavior, just liberation and tolerance. He referred positively (p.
80.100) to Allcard v Skinner (1887) 36 Ch D 145, where the plaintiff made generous gifts to an Anglican monastery under the influence of her religious advisor. Although the gifts were obtained by undue influence, a Laches defense was successful. More than six years have passed since the plaintiff left the sorority and commenced proceedings. A BFA may fail simply because it has not been definitively established. There are strict form and legislation requirements that must be met in order for a BFA to be binding on the parties. This is in principle the written agreement signed by the parties, whereby each party seeks independent legal advice and that the lawyer signs a certificate certifying that it has given that advice. A common scenario in financial arrangements is to determine where the court was forced to determine whether a party was under duress when executing a financial agreement near the wedding date. Australian law has not advanced, if at all, to a position where there is a « magic » date to which an agreement can be signed safely before marriage, without the risk of coercion. Each case is decided on its own unique facts. How long before the wedding were the invitations sent? What were the general circumstances such as immigration status, pregnancy, financial and family pressure? More complex chords with larger pools may take longer than simple chords, but on the other hand, the formation of the weaker part may be larger than the size of the pool.
A binding financial agreement can be a useful and inexpensive instrument that provides the parties with security and control over the distribution of their assets after the breakdown of a relationship.