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.
The Attorney General of NSW has made a move to streamline the way in which Domestic Violence Orders are made in New South Wales.
Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. However, it can quickly become the most terrible time of the year if planning goes awry.
Family Law issues and Christmas seem to go hand in hand. Whether you are currently engaged in a parenting dispute, or heading towards a parenting dispute, planning is essential to ensure a seamless holiday period.
That’s why we’ve updated the ‘traditional’ checklist of sending out cards & buying the tree with a modern version for separated families.
Our recent ‘Fractured Fairy Tale’ ads on SmoothFM have had a great response!
If you haven’t heard them yet you can hear them all here:
Many couples in same-sex relationships have little understanding of their rights to assets or income should they separate. Some people assume:
- they did not have any rights whereas in fact they did;
- they had to pay their ex-partner money after separation whereas in fact they did not have to;
- the whole issue of property settlements is only for ‘married people’.
Below is a general overview of property rights for same-sex couples in the event of separation.
In the quest for marriage equality, many couples are holding off taking formal steps to recognise their relationship until full marriage equality is achieved, potentially causing themselves and their loved ones untold grief.