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 [...]

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 [...]

October 2018

Who’s Your Daddy?

By | October 18th, 2018|

In some family law cases the issue of the parentage of a child arises.  Rarely the mother and in most cases the father. If the parties agree, this is an issue easily resolved.  If they do not agree then an Application to the Family Court of Australia or the Federal [...]

Plenty of time to organise Christmas? Think again!

By | October 8th, 2018|

You might think that as there are 13 weeks before Christmas, you have plenty of time to make Christmas arrangements including holidays and time with children, but think again! The period leading up to Christmas can be difficult especially if you have recently separated or arrangements for your children’s time [...]

September 2018

Moving Overseas With The Kids?

By | September 11th, 2018|

With increasing globalisation and travel the issue of international relocation is a common one. If you are considering moving overseas and this move would limit the time that your child or children spends with their other parent, we urge you to seek specialist family law advice. Before moving overseas, you [...]

Time for a change? Variation of Final Parenting Orders

By | September 10th, 2018|

Final Orders are usually designed to be just that.  There are limited circumstances when a Judge will enliven a finalised matter. An Application to change a final parenting order will not be lightly entertained.  The reason for that is to prevent parties from reopening their case and endlessly litigating to [...]

Do you want to improve your property settlement result?

By | September 6th, 2018|

The Family Law Act 1975 is clear that no Court shall make an Order that finalises property proceedings unless it is satisfied in all the circumstances that it just and equitable to make the Order. What does just and equitable mean? Well the legal definition is “actuated by truth justice [...]

August 2018

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