Fiona Reid from Reid Family Lawyers Brookvale is appearing on Channel 7's Sunrise talking about the implications of Sexually Transmitted Debt in a family law matter. We would like to stress to you that this clip in no way reflects the views of Channel 7/Sunrise and is being used for promotional purposes on behalf of Reid Family Lawyers .
The Australian Law Reform Commission defined “sexual transmitted debt” as:
“the transfer of responsibility for a debt incurred by a party to his/her partner in circumstances in which the fact of the relationship, as distinct from an appreciation of the reality of the responsibility of the debt, is the predominant factor in the partner accepting liability”.
The Family Law Act (1975) gives the Court a wide range of powers to deal with what is often referred to as ‘sexually transmitted debt’.