Family law may be a tool for regaining lost assets. S. 92 of the Family Law Act 1975 allows for an ‘other’ person to intervene in property proceedings as a third party.
Dina, an older woman, gave money to her son and daughter-in-law to help them buy a new home. This property later became subject to family law proceedings. With leave of the court, Dina was able to intervene in the property proceedings to have her rights to the property considered.