June 2020

Your kids see everything

By | June 19th, 2020|

Family violence involves more than hitting.  The Family Law Act has a much broader definition of family violence, including what is called coercive and controlling behaviour.  The impact of this conduct on parents who survive it and their children cannot be underestimated. A punch might lead to the arrest of [...]

Souped-up Super

By | June 11th, 2020|

“I don’t want to worry about super!” We hear it all the time at Tiyce & Lawyers. “Split the assets, ignore the super and let’s get it done.” People lose track of the nest egg slowly growing, usually inaccessible (present circumstances not withstanding). Many people just don’t consider the value [...]

May 2020

What do I need to give my lawyer?

By | May 22nd, 2020|

The decision to obtain legal advice is not always an easy one.  Your lawyer will ask you highly personal questions, the meeting will be emotional, and it will be with someone who you have only just met. There is a lot that you can do to prepare for the first [...]

Securing your future in a pandemic

By | May 11th, 2020|

Last weekend the Sydney property market recorded the lowest clearance rates since 2015 with only 36.3% of properties sold. Partially attributable to the ban on public auctions, there is real concern that people are simply not willing to take the price offered. Divorcing parties account for close to one in [...]

March 2020

Property settlement in a pandemic

By | March 25th, 2020|

Property prices – dropping. Superannuation entitlements – halved. Share portfolios - free fall. 80/20, 60/30, 50/50 - parties throw around percentages but the question now more than ever is OF WHAT? Simply put, no sensible settlement negotiations can occur without a settled balance sheet - in the current economic climate [...]

Estate Planning & Blended Families

By | March 20th, 2020|

It is common for people to pool assets when they commence a new life together.  The main asset for most of us is our family home, generally held jointly with our partners.  When a spouse dies their share generally passes automatically to the surviving spouse. This causes problems for children [...]

Online & Phone Consultations available now

By | March 17th, 2020|

Just because you are limiting your contact with people, you don't need to delay discussing your family law matter. We are happy to meet with you by Skype, FaceTime, or conference over the phone. Get in touch today and we'll organise an obligation-free initial consultation at a time to suit [...]

February 2020

The Importance of Mediation

By | February 17th, 2020|

The Court recently issued the first joint Practice Direction of the year - Core Principles in the Case Management of Family Law Matters for the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The matters contained within the Practice Direction will not be surprising to lawyers or [...]

December 2019

November 2019

Separated Under One Roof

By | November 12th, 2019|

Sometimes when couples separate, they make a decision to live together in the same house.  This can be for many reasons including the financial burden of maintaining two households. Being separated under the one roof may not be an issue until one or both parties consider making an application for [...]

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