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 [...]

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 [...]

July 2017

Social media is the new permanent record

By | July 3rd, 2017|

  2017 has seen a number of high profile media personalities separate from their husbands and wives. Whilst the circumstances behind their separation are the subject of many Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph stories, certain media outlets are now starting to report on the settlements each have come to having regard [...]

February 2017

V-Day or D-Day?

By | February 2nd, 2017|

With the excitement of the silly season over, the dreaded January blues having passed, it’s time to turn our attention to February, the month of romance. If you’ve been struck by cupid’s arrow, Valentine’s Day can be an important day for you and your loved one. […]

January 2017

Welcome to ‘Divorce Month’

By | January 13th, 2017|

  Family lawyers often call January “Divorce Month” as the rate of people needing advice on separation, parenting arrangements and the division of property is far greater to that of other months. At Tiyce & Lawyers we are certainly noticing the increase in new client enquiries. The reasons vary: […]

October 2016

Property Rights In Same Sex Relationships

By | October 31st, 2016|

Many couples in same-sex relationships have little understanding of their rights to assets or income should they separate.  Some people assume:  they did not have any rights whereas in fact they did;  they had to pay their ex-partner money after separation whereas in fact they did not have to;  the whole [...]