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Trusts in Family Law Matters

Trusts and family law

We often receive instructions from clients around trusts, whether they are, amongst others:

  1. Family Trusts;
  2. Unit Trusts;
  3. 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.

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Why I Chose Family Law

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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.

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Mediate Don’t Detonate

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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.

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Social media is the new permanent record

family law & social media

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.

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Why you should answer your lawyer’s emails and phone calls

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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.

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