July 2019

A Smart Dog in Smart Company

By | July 18th, 2019|

Our office buddy Ferdinand features in this article by Michael Tiyce in Smart Company. Read on to learn how your office can benefit from bringing your dog to work! Six reasons every workplace should have a resident dog Many challenges businesses face in today’s environment can be helped by the [...]

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 [...]

Plenty of time to organise Christmas? Think again!

By | July 2nd, 2019|

You might think 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 with you are unclear or susceptible to unilateral [...]

June 2019

Every day should be bring your dog to work day!

By | June 14th, 2019|

Everyone knows a dog is man's best friend, but did you know that according to the latest research from Open Universities, dogs also assist in reducing stress in humans? According to the research, the presence of a dog not only reduces stress levels in the workplace, but increases productivity.  It [...]

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

Protecting victims of family violence

By | April 1st, 2019|

Recent changes to the Family Law Act have resulted in greater protection for the victims of family violence.  Among other things the amendments are aimed at ensuring victims of family violence are not put in a position where they are either personally cross-examined by their perpetrator or required to cross [...]

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, [...]

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