A divorce under Islamic law which would have left the wife with just 10 per cent of their assets has been declared to be bogus.
The husband, referred to in court documents as Mr Ahmed, 47, told Sydney's Family Court of Australia he had divorced his wife on his porch in 2009, The Australian reported.
But the wife, known as Ms Basra, 38, said the ceremony never took place and claimed Mr Ahmed was married to two women, instead of being divorced and remarried.
Ms Basra and Mr Ahmed married when she was 18 in an Islamic ceremony in Australia in 1997. They married again in Lebanon, a marriage recognised by Australian law, and had three children together.