March 2020

COVID-19 and Dividing the Kleenex

By | March 26th, 2020|

We are currently facing a lot of challenges, who knew one of them would be battling the magpies down at the local Woollies! Toilet paper jokes aside if you and your partner are engaged in negotiations to separate your property, serious issues have arisen that must be taken into account [...]

Property settlement in a pandemic

By | March 25th, 2020|

Property prices – dropping. Superannuation entitlements – halved. Share portfolios - free fall. 80/20, 60/30, 50/50 - parties throw around percentages but the question now more than ever is OF WHAT? Simply put, no sensible settlement negotiations can occur without a settled balance sheet - in the current economic climate [...]

Estate Planning & Blended Families

By | March 20th, 2020|

It is common for people to pool assets when they commence a new life together.  The main asset for most of us is our family home, generally held jointly with our partners.  When a spouse dies their share generally passes automatically to the surviving spouse. This causes problems for children [...]

Online & Phone Consultations available now

By | March 17th, 2020|

Just because you are limiting your contact with people, you don't need to delay discussing your family law matter. We are happy to meet with you by Skype, FaceTime, or conference over the phone. Get in touch today and we'll organise an obligation-free initial consultation at a time to suit [...]

February 2020

The Importance of Mediation

By | February 17th, 2020|

The Court recently issued the first joint Practice Direction of the year - Core Principles in the Case Management of Family Law Matters for the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The matters contained within the Practice Direction will not be surprising to lawyers or [...]

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 [...]

January 2019

Show me the money!

By | January 24th, 2019|

A property settlement is simply about dividing assets and liabilities.  In most cases, working out the true financial circumstances of a relationship is straight forward and usually consists of real estate, cars, bank accounts and liabilities. The first step in advising a client of their potential rights under the Family [...]

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 [...]

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