August 2019

Social media – it’s all a bit of fun… isn’t it?

By | August 30th, 2019|

The power of social media in undeniable.  It connects us with old friends, family across the world and keeps us powered through the day with cat memes and doggos.  There is a downside. Increasingly screenshots of Facebook and or Instagram profiles or messages are being used in family law proceedings.  [...]

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 [...]

July 2019

Forget the side hustle?

By | July 16th, 2019|

Tiyce & Lawyers Principal Michael Tiyce wrote this piece for Smart Company on the benefits of sharing your skills and experience outside of the office: Forget the side hustle: Five benefits of practising your profession outside office hours It seems we’re living in the era of side hustles. Everyone is encouraged to [...]

To Defame Or Not To Defame?

By | July 9th, 2019|

Last week the NSW Supreme Court delivered a controversial decision finding that the corporations behind Facebook pages could be liable for third party comments which may be defamatory.  This decision has potentially far reaching consequences.  In the case brought by a former Dondale detainee a number of media organisations being [...]

April 2019

Protecting victims of family violence

By | April 1st, 2019|

Recent changes to the Family Law Act have resulted in greater protection for the victims of family violence.  Among other things the amendments are aimed at ensuring victims of family violence are not put in a position where they are either personally cross-examined by their perpetrator or required to cross [...]

March 2019

Why Now? Why This Sperm?

By | March 12th, 2019|

Those of you who know the holy grail of movies, ‘Legally Blonde’ would recognise the above as a quote from my personal favourite superhero, Elle Woods.  This question, although critically debated in the film, now stands before our very own High Court as a ‘test case’ on the issue of [...]

Congratulations to Robert and Emily

By | March 7th, 2019|

Rebecca Solomonides, our Senior Administrative Assistant, is currently on maternity leave, and we're pleased to announce that Robert Le has joined the firm in a Senior Administrative Assistant role. Robert will stay on in that role alongside Rebecca upon her return. New Senior Administrative Assistant Robert Le In [...]

February 2019

Aurora announces record $85,000 in grants

By | February 19th, 2019|

We're Platinum Sponsors of the Aurora Group, a NSW based charity raising funds to assist organisations providing support and services to the many different facets of the LGBTIQ community. The following article in the Star Observer details their record grant value in 2019: Aurora has announced a record number of [...]

January 2019

Until Tax Do Us Part

By | January 24th, 2019|

A recent High Court ruling has confirmed that a Court can make Orders effectively shifting tax liability from one spouse to another. In a recent case, the wife owed the Commissioner of Taxation $256,078.32 plus interest having failed to pay tax during the 17 year marriage.  After the marriage ended, [...]

August 2018

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