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:
Divorce & Kids – A Divorce lawyer’s top 5 tips for an amicable separation
Navigating divorce is a challenge for all parents and avoiding the rocky road is often a reason couples avoid entering the process.
We continually see parents who put their own happiness second to their children by avoiding what can be a very disruptive experience for their offspring. In fact, Christmas is one of the quietest times for people looking for assistance with divorce as we focus on family events and a time of ‘togetherness’.
February by contrast, is our peak time for divorce applications as summer comes to a close, school goes back and parents have time to reflect on their own state of mind.
It is possible to keep it amicable – here are our top five tips for parents embarking on the process….
Better Homes & Gardens
11 things you want to ask about divorce
Michael Tiyce from Tiyce & Lawyers has seen it all in his 26 years as a family lawyer. Specialising in divorce, parenting agreements, property matters, wills and estates, Tiyce says there are 10 common questions most people want to ask him – from how to get a quick divorce to when they can change their name.
1. Can I get a quick divorce?
In Australia, there is no such thing as an instantaneous or a fast divorce. In order to apply for divorce, partners must be separated for a period of at least 12 months. If there is a period of failed reconciliation for three months or more, the 12-month separation restarts. From applying for a divorce to finalising one, typically takes at least four months.