November 2019

Everyone’s a Star

By | November 5th, 2019|

Most of us carry around an amazing piece of technology that links us to the world while simultaneously tracking our and potentially others movements through it. Inevitably people realised the use technology could have in litigation generally but specifically family law litigation. Hidden Cameras & Covert Recordings While each State [...]

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 [...]

How can you rescue a ruined Christmas?

By | October 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

September 2019

So you think the Riviera looks good this time of year?

By | September 30th, 2019|

While that may be true, consent is an important part of our family law system including travelling with children overseas.  The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention) is a multinational treaty protecting children from the harmful effects of abduction across international borders.  If [...]

July 2019

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 [...]

January 2019

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 [...]

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 - [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]