“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

per Martin J in a judgment handed down yesterday, which smashed all records for the award to an able bodied son in a family provision application.

The previous highest  award was $900,000.  Here, the award was $3m out of a $27m estate.

Read Darveniza v Darveniza [2014] QSC 37 here.

Read the costs decision here.