At Tiyce & Lawyers we understand the upcoming Christmas period is not always an easy time for families. The holidays are associated with festivity and fun but for many they can also be a time for disappointment and anxiety.
We know that situations arise during the Christmas and holiday period which will require our expert family law advice and on occasion the intervention of the Family Court system.
On Sunday, 8 and Monday, 9 October Tiyce & Lawyers was more than happy to provide our space in Darlinghurst to host the second annual Australian GLBT Family Law Institute Conference.
The conference coincided with the International Bar Association Conference which was being held in Darling Harbour. The IBA conference commenced on Sunday afternoon and we were lucky enough to have a number of different solicitors and barristers from around the globe attend our office and be involved in the forum style discussions which were moderated by Australian family law specialists.
We often receive instructions from clients around trusts, whether they are, amongst others:
- Family Trusts;
- Unit Trusts;
- Discretionary Trusts established in an estate.
With a growth in wealth and a huge growth in accounting advice, many people and families establish trusts for tax purposes, asset protection and income distribution. They are becoming incredibly common in financial settlements.
Tiyce & Lawyers is very pleased to be hosting Australia’s second LGBT Family Law Institute Conference in October 2017.
Litigation should be viewed as a ‘last choice’ in family law matters.
Last week, I appeared in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in a busy duty list. The Judge on that occasion indicated that they were providing final hearing dates in 2020.
THE Insolvency Law Reform Act (ILRA)
On 1 March 2017, the first portion of the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (ILRA) commenced to bring sweeping changes to the way in which bankruptcies are dealt with in Australia. The second portion of changes will come into effect on 1 September 2017.
by Adam Vella – Solicitor at Tiyce & Lawyers
For many law students and recent graduates the prospect of finding work that they find rewarding can be somewhat a stressful and daunting experience. Fortunately for me, an opportunity to work in family law arose two years ago, when Michael Tiyce – the director of Tiyce & Lawyers approached me and asked whether I would be interested in a paralegal role in his firm. With little legal experience and not knowing anything about family law I took up the opportunity and have never looked back.
Everyone who has spoken to a family lawyer in Sydney recently will know about the problems with our Court system – “the Sydney problem”. Anyone who has watched the news or had a keen eye on newspapers recently would have a vague awareness that delays in the system are lengthy and unavoidable. This means that children can spend years of their lives caught up in a system that is currently underfunded and viewed with general disdain.
2017 has seen a number of high profile media personalities separate from their husbands and wives. Whilst the circumstances behind their separation are the subject of many Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph stories, certain media outlets are now starting to report on the settlements each have come to having regard to their children and property.
Often clients involved in a family law dispute become overwhelmed by the process. This is becoming increasingly so with the delays in the Courts and the need to constantly update documents, attend appointments and answer correspondence from the other side.
Some clients become so overwhelmed that they decide it is easier to put their head in the sand than answer a phone call or email from a lawyer seeking instructions or updating documents. This can be disastrous for your case and legal bill.