A woman accused of twice conspiring to have her ex-husband killed by hit men has been granted bail in a Queensland court.
Theresa Dalton, 64, was arrested in August after she allegedly tried to organise the killing between December 2009 and February 2010.
Dalton allegedly engaged a so-called "middle man" to seek out the services of others, on the first occasion handing over $20,000.
Her alleged plan was hatched during the "throes of an acrimonious settlement of their property matters in family court proceedings", the Brisbane Supreme Court heard on Tuesday.
Prosecutor Sarah Farnden conceded there was no actual evidence it was Dalton's idea to use a gun.
"The original discussion involved words to the effect of shooting him," she said.
Ms Farnden said Dalton had also been accused of providing false affidavits during Family Court proceedings.
She said her charge may "enliven animosity" towards her former partner.
Dalton's barrister, Greg McGuire, said his client was "well-settled" and unlikely to flee.
"How does one do that at any age, let alone at her stage in life?" Mr McGuire said.
Dalton lived next door to her pregnant daughter, he added.
He also questioned the strength of the crown case.
Justice David Boddice said Dalton could face a lengthy sentence if convicted.
"The fact that she's prepared to engage in subterfuge, including perjury, would suggest that she's a person that does carry some risks associated with her," he said.
But ultimately Justice Boddice was satisfied the risks could be mitigated by bail conditions, including non-contact orders and a $20,000 surety.
"The applicant has been a law-abiding member of the community for many years; the allegations arise out of an acrimonious property dispute which has now been resolved for some five years," he said.
Dalton will need to report to police three times each week, surrender her passport and not approach any international departure points.