The Annual Eastern Suburbs Family Law Group Conference
Once winter rolls in, it is time for Tiyce & Lawyers to head inland to the Blue Mountains for the Annual Eastern Suburbs Family Law Group Conference. Cue the return of my “Blue Mountains” jacket. One so warm, it has no use in Sydney (think Michelin man.)
The Family Court system has been chronically underfunded through successive governments for decades. On 30 May 2017 the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia appeared before a House of Representatives Standing Committee enquiry into how the family law system can better support and protect those affected by family violence.
Over the last 12 months, the Laws around Domestic and Family violence have been reviewed and changed in a number of areas.
In June of 2016, state legislation was changed to allow for a finding of domestic violence or a fear of domestic violence to exist in circumstances where the victim does not hold a fear of physical harm.
Tiyce & Lawyers is proud to introduce a weekly information session on family law for the public.
These obligation-free sessions are designed to make family law accessible, and to provide essential information from our team of expert solicitors to help people understand their rights and obligations in a family law matter.
Bondelmonte & Bondelmonte & Anor  HCA 8
This matter was originally heard by Justice Watts in the Family Court of Australia. The father, who was dissatisfied with His Honour’s decision, appealed it to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. His appeal to this Court was dismissed. The father subsequently appealed to the High Court of Australia, and he was granted permission for the appeal to be heard.
Chancellor & McCoy  FCCA 53 (25 January 2016)
This matter was heard by Judge Turner in the Brisbane Registry of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. This is a very interesting case where the court delivered a very clear and concise judgement in relation to when and how the court can make an order for a de facto property settlement.
With the excitement of the silly season over, the dreaded January blues having passed, it’s time to turn our attention to February, the month of romance. If you’ve been struck by cupid’s arrow, Valentine’s Day can be an important day for you and your loved one.
The team at Tiyce & Lawyers and I are thrilled to announce the promotion of Thomas Mathews to Associate Solicitor.
Thomas has been with the firm since May in 2015 and has demonstrated his capacity as a reliable and robust member of our team.
Thomas is detail orientated, always prepared and has a strong reputation as a diligent and proactive practitioner.
We are excited for Thomas, and are thrilled that we are able to recognise his development and growth at the firm.
Principal, Tiyce & Lawyers
Family lawyers often call January “Divorce Month” as the rate of people needing advice on separation, parenting arrangements and the division of property is far greater to that of other months. At Tiyce & Lawyers we are certainly noticing the increase in new client enquiries.
The reasons vary:
The intersection between family law and bankruptcy is a particularly niche area of law to practice for both legal practitioners and the Court. There are conflicting ideologies in the discretionary nature of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the commercial nature of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth). Therein creates the practical and academic difficulty for dealing with bankruptcy issues in family law matters.