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Balfour v Balfour [1919] 2 KB 571

A husband worked overseas and agreed to send maintenance payments to his wife. At the time of the agreement the couple were happily married. The relationship later soured and the husband stopped making the payments. The wife sought to enforce the agreement.

Held:

The agreement was a purely social and domestic agreement and therefore it was presumed that the parties did not intend to be legally bound.
 
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