March 2019

Why Now? Why This Sperm?

By | March 12th, 2019|

Those of you who know the holy grail of movies, ‘Legally Blonde’ would recognise the above as a quote from my personal favourite superhero, Elle Woods.  This question, although critically debated in the film, now stands before our very own High Court as a ‘test case’ on the issue of [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

When Do The Kids Get To Choose?

By | January 24th, 2019|

There is no straightforward answer to that question. A Judge must consider what is in the best interest of a child.  The wishes of a child are taken into account under our Family Law Act and give effect to international treaty obligations.  Generally, the views of a young child will [...]

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 [...]

Michael Tiyce Recognised in Doyle’s Guide

By | January 24th, 2019|

We are excited to announce that once again Michael Tiyce has been recognised by the Doyle’s Guide as a leading parenting and children’s matters lawyer in NSW for 2019.  The Doyle’s Guide is a peer voted award that recognises leading practitioners in their field. “The 2019 list of leading NSW parenting [...]

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 [...]

How can you rescue a ruined Christmas?

By | December 11th, 2018|

Don’t let Christmas be ruined for you and your kids.  It is quite common for issues to arise in the lead up to Christmas.  These can include: Your ex changing their mind about arrangements without consultation. The absence of Orders which set clear boundaries. A parent deciding that they will [...]

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