September 2020

Being separated under one roof

By | September 21st, 2020|

One of the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the property market has cooled off.  Falling house prices have had various effects on different households, however one such effect is that there is more financial difficulty for separating parties to move out of the home and refinance. Some parties [...]

A Christmas Checklist – Amended for 2020!

By | September 17th, 2020|

It is said Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and, at Tiyce & Lawyers, we truly believe that. We also know it takes planning.  Many of you, like our principal, Michael Tiyce, will have your Christmas menus and decorations planned 18 months in advance (it is true, [...]

Christmas is just around the corner!

By | September 10th, 2020|

We plan for birthdays, holidays, weddings, so why not Christmas?  If you are a separated parent, you need to consider what is to occur with parenting arrangements for the children over Christmas.  This year that will mean the impact that COVID restrictions could have on your plans. Your planning should [...]

Trolling can be a costly exercise!

By | September 4th, 2020|

Fake or unfair negative reviews can amount to defamation and cost the poster a significant amount of money in damages.  A number of recent cases establish how to get to the bottom of anonymous trolls. Data collected in the making of the review by Google includes the name, IP address, [...]

Insta-Famous Pets

By | September 3rd, 2020|

There is a matter before the NSW District Court where three parties are contesting who will keep “custody” of a celebrity cavoodle who has a large fan base on Instagram. By arguing in contract, they dodge jurisdiction of the Family Court. It is alleged the cavoodle’s value is in excess [...]

August 2020

What If? Thinking about Estate Planning during the Pandemic

By | August 28th, 2020|

In these uncertain times of the COVID 19 global pandemic, many people are thinking about seeking the services of an Estate Planning Lawyer to draft or update their estate documents. These include a Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian. A Will dictates what will happen to the will makers [...]

Everything old is new again

By | August 24th, 2020|

“The Family Courts in Australia are far from typical Court” is the opening line of Ms Whitbourn’s Sydney Morning Herald article titled: The 'profound shift' under way in Australia's family law courts. But why are they so different? Are the matters more complex? – probably not. Are the stakes higher? [...]

July 2020

So when does the clock start ticking?

By | July 20th, 2020|

A common question for family lawyers is when does the 12 month separation period start?  This is even more relevant during the COVID pandemic because many people, without work or on tight budgets, have been forced to stay in the same household as their separated partner. Legally, that is not [...]

Pandemic forces an injection in Legal Aid funding

By | July 15th, 2020|

With notice of a second wave looming the NSW Government has bolstered the funds to legal aid with a whopping $15.6 million from a Commonwealth funding package. NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman announced this week that “As people face job losses, tenancy issues, financial insecurity and, horrifically, the increasing risk of [...]

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