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 [...]

December 2018

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 - [...]

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 [...]