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 [...]

Everyone’s a Star

By | November 5th, 2019|

Most of us carry around an amazing piece of technology that links us to the world while simultaneously tracking our and potentially others movements through it. Inevitably people realised the use technology could have in litigation generally but specifically family law litigation. Hidden Cameras & Covert Recordings While each State [...]

October 2019

Liar Liar

By | October 10th, 2019|

Facts in family law aren’t always easy to come by. Tiyce & Lawyers have dealt with parties who claim among other things: They weren’t in a de facto relationship That they were never married That the child isn’t theirs ...and my favourite - that the party is in fact deceased [...]

August 2019

When Courts Get It Wrong

By | August 8th, 2019|

The Full Court of the Family Court recently dealt with a case that involved a property pool that included land owned by the husband that had soared in value over the course of a 28 year relationship where the parties had raised three adult children.  When the husband purchased the [...]

July 2019

What’s in a name?

By | July 9th, 2019|

A frequent issue for family lawyers includes the change of a child’s surname after separation.  This constitutes a long term issue for the child and that means both parents must consent to the name change or a Judge must approve it.  The test of what is in the best interest [...]

May 2019

What’s really involved in a divorce?

By | May 8th, 2019|

Michael Tiyce was asked by ABC Life to shed some light on divorce - when it's simple and when it gets complicated. to learn more about this oft-misunderstood topic, read on! [The article below first appeared on ABC Life: https://www.abc.net.au/life/how-to-get-divorced-in-australia/10996740. Image credit: Unsplash: Benjamin Robyn-Jespersen /ABC Life: Luke Tribe] Relationships [...]

How to avoid costly divorce fees

By | May 7th, 2019|

Tiyce & Lawyers Principal Michael Tiyce was interviewed for this article in Better Homes & Gardens recently. Here are Michael's three top tips to speed up the divorce process and reduce costs: Divorce has a reputation for being an emotionally and mentally exhausting process that can drag on for years. It can [...]

April 2019

How to protect your business from an unexpected divorce

By | April 24th, 2019|

Principal of Tiyce & Lawyers Michael Tiyce recently had this article published in SmartCompany. If you run a business it's well worth a read! There are more than 2.2 million small businesses now operating in Australia, but as this number continues to climb, so does our divorce rate. While these [...]

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