No Money in the Kitty – Family Law Proceedings and Bankruptcy

By | August 3rd, 2020|

A person can be declared bankrupt either by a creditor making an application to the court which results in the person becoming bankrupt, or the person themselves can file a ‘debtor’s petition’ declaring themselves bankrupt. A bankruptcy trustee is immediately appointed to take control of the bankrupt’s assets and income [...]

Cheating is Cheating – Financial Infidelity

By | July 24th, 2020|

Some call them mushrooms (kept in the dark). The party of the relationship who, although being provided for, doesn’t know how the sausage gets made. It may be all well and good when you are being provided for but financial control can lead to financial manipulation. Tiyce & Lawyers often [...]

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 [...]

Post COVID Care

By | July 3rd, 2020|

Another post about post Covid, some of you possibly hoping it is the last. The Family Court recorded a 39 percent increase in Urgent Applications and the Federal Circuit Court a 23 percent increase. It has been a difficult time that we hope is now behind us. How will a [...]

Who do the kids live with?

By | July 3rd, 2020|

Going through a separation can be an emotional rollercoaster.  Do I need to find a new house?  How will I be able to afford this?  Who will the kids live with? Of course you can talk about these things with your former partner and many couples resolve these questions between [...]

What is legal professional privilege?

By | July 3rd, 2020|

Earlier this year Channel 9 ran a miniseries about notorious Lawyer X, a solicitor and Police informant who passed confidential information on to the Police received in the course of acting for her clients.  This sounds like an “Underbelly” dramatic plot line doesn’t it? Unfortunately it appears that it was [...]

I’m Leaving Everything to the Old Dogs Home!

By | June 26th, 2020|

Comments like the title to this blog are often said as a joke when people are having an often difficult discussion about what they want to do with their property when they die. While you can in fact leave everything to the old cats and dogs home, that is not [...]

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