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Recent Developments in Family Law: De Facto Property Settlement

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Chancellor & McCoy [2016] 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.

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Congratulations, Thomas!

Thomas Mathews Associate Solicitor at Tiyce

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.

Congratulations, Thomas!

Michael Tiyce,

Principal, Tiyce & Lawyers

Bankruptcy and Family Law

Bankruptcy and family law

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.

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A Christmas checklist for separated families

parenting orders at christmas

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.

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Property Rights In Same Sex Relationships

Property rights in same sex relationships

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.

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