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 [...]

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 [...]

Protecting your finances during a divorce

By | February 4th, 2019|

Michael Tiyce features in this article recently published on Yahoo Finance - some great tips on protecting your finances during a divorce: Talking about money with your partner is hard enough – in fact, nearly half of Aussies avoid the matter altogether. Couple that with the fact that research has [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

November 2018

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 [...]

September 2018

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 [...]