February 2019

How to get what you’re owed in a divorce

By | February 11th, 2019|

Principal of Tiyce & Lawyers Michael Tiyce had an article published in Money Magazine this month - all about how to ensure you get what you are entitled to in a divorce. Read the article below, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments! Dividing it up: how [...]

Protecting your finances during a divorce

By | February 4th, 2019|

Michael Tiyce features in this article recently published on Yahoo Finance - some great tips on protecting your finances during a divorce: Talking about money with your partner is hard enough – in fact, nearly half of Aussies avoid the matter altogether. Couple that with the fact that research has [...]

January 2019

Until Tax Do Us Part

By | January 24th, 2019|

A recent High Court ruling has confirmed that a Court can make Orders effectively shifting tax liability from one spouse to another. In a recent case, the wife owed the Commissioner of Taxation $256,078.32 plus interest having failed to pay tax during the 17 year marriage.  After the marriage ended, [...]

Show me the money!

By | January 24th, 2019|

A property settlement is simply about dividing assets and liabilities.  In most cases, working out the true financial circumstances of a relationship is straight forward and usually consists of real estate, cars, bank accounts and liabilities. The first step in advising a client of their potential rights under the Family [...]

Tie the knot and make it last

By | January 24th, 2019|

This article by Clarissa Bye, quoting Tiyce & Lawyers Principal Michael Tiyce, appeared in the West Australian on October 20, 2018: Australians are getting married later than ever, are more likely to “try before they buy” by living together before tying the knot — and divorce rates have plummeted as a [...]

You can have the kids, I’m keeping the dog

By | January 21st, 2019|

According to RSPCA statistics for 2018, 62% of Australian households have a pet and 13% plan to obtain one in the next 12 months.  There are 20 dogs and 16 cats for every 100 people. Given these figures you would think the issue of animals and animal rights would be [...]

December 2018

Can We Talk About My Alimony Payments?

By | December 17th, 2018|

In brief, no. In Australia, parties who have separated can in certain circumstances apply for spousal maintenance.  That is simply the provision of financial support to a former partner in circumstances where the receiving partner has a need and the paying partner has the capacity to make the payments. It [...]

November 2018

Recent articles by Michael Tiyce on Kidspot and BHG

By | November 8th, 2018|

Principal of Tiyce & Lawyers Michael Tiyce is often asked for comment on matters relating to family law for articles in the media. Here are two recent articles he's written for Kidspot.com.au and Better Homes & Gardens in response to questions about Divorce and Children: Kidspot.com.au Divorce & Kids - [...]

Remember the old saying about death and taxes?

By | November 5th, 2018|

People do not always appreciate that tax issues can arise when you separate from your partner.  It is necessary to obtain advice from your family law solicitor in conjunction with your accountant/financial advisor regarding the tax implications that can arise from a property settlement, particularly one where transfers of property [...]

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