September 2020

Christmas is just around the corner!

By | September 10th, 2020|

We plan for birthdays, holidays, weddings, so why not Christmas?  If you are a separated parent, you need to consider what is to occur with parenting arrangements for the children over Christmas.  This year that will mean the impact that COVID restrictions could have on your plans. Your planning should [...]

August 2020

What If? Thinking about Estate Planning during the Pandemic

By | August 28th, 2020|

In these uncertain times of the COVID 19 global pandemic, many people are thinking about seeking the services of an Estate Planning Lawyer to draft or update their estate documents. These include a Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian. A Will dictates what will happen to the will makers [...]

Child Support – Getting it right

By | August 25th, 2020|

There are really only two decisions when it comes to the issue of child support.  Do you go with the child support assessment issued by the government or enter into a child support agreement?  An application for an assessment can be made via the Department of Human Services (usually but [...]

Everything old is new again

By | August 24th, 2020|

“The Family Courts in Australia are far from typical Court” is the opening line of Ms Whitbourn’s Sydney Morning Herald article titled: The 'profound shift' under way in Australia's family law courts. But why are they so different? Are the matters more complex? – probably not. Are the stakes higher? [...]

No Money in the Kitty – Family Law Proceedings and Bankruptcy

By | August 3rd, 2020|

A person can be declared bankrupt either by a creditor making an application to the court which results in the person becoming bankrupt, or the person themselves can file a ‘debtor’s petition’ declaring themselves bankrupt. A bankruptcy trustee is immediately appointed to take control of the bankrupt’s assets and income [...]

July 2020

Cheating is Cheating – Financial Infidelity

By | July 24th, 2020|

Some call them mushrooms (kept in the dark). The party of the relationship who, although being provided for, doesn’t know how the sausage gets made. It may be all well and good when you are being provided for but financial control can lead to financial manipulation. Tiyce & Lawyers often [...]

So when does the clock start ticking?

By | July 20th, 2020|

A common question for family lawyers is when does the 12 month separation period start?  This is even more relevant during the COVID pandemic because many people, without work or on tight budgets, have been forced to stay in the same household as their separated partner. Legally, that is not [...]

Post COVID Care

By | July 3rd, 2020|

Another post about post Covid, some of you possibly hoping it is the last. The Family Court recorded a 39 percent increase in Urgent Applications and the Federal Circuit Court a 23 percent increase. It has been a difficult time that we hope is now behind us. How will a [...]

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