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Liar Liar

By | October 10th, 2019|

Facts in family law aren’t always easy to come by. Tiyce & Lawyers have dealt with parties who claim among other things: They weren’t in a de facto relationship That they were never married That the child isn’t theirs ...and my favourite - that the party is in fact deceased [...]

How can you rescue a ruined Christmas?

By | October 9th, 2019|

Don’t let Christmas be ruined for you and your kids.  It is quite common for issues to arise in the lead up to Christmas.  These can include: Your ex changing their mind about arrangements without consultation. The absence of Orders which set clear boundaries. A parent deciding that they will [...]

So you think the Riviera looks good this time of year?

By | September 30th, 2019|

While that may be true, consent is an important part of our family law system including travelling with children overseas.  The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention) is a multinational treaty protecting children from the harmful effects of abduction across international borders.  If [...]

What Will My Lawyers Need To Know?

By | August 30th, 2019|

We really aren’t that scary, but seeing a family lawyer can seem daunting. On our website we give some detail about what you should bring to your first meeting, but hopefully this will be a helpful summary.  Prepare a simple chronology setting out things like your relevant dates of birth [...]

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.  [...]

LGBT Family Law Institute Meeting 2019

By | August 15th, 2019|

Tiyce & Lawyers is again hosting the LGBT Family Law Institute Australia meeting this weekend. The meeting will bring together the preeminent legal minds supporting the LGBT community discussing issues such as family law, discrimination, parenting and property settlements and emerging issues in elder law. This conference could not happen [...]

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 [...]

A Smart Dog in Smart Company

By | July 18th, 2019|

Our office buddy Ferdinand features in this article by Michael Tiyce in Smart Company. Read on to learn how your office can benefit from bringing your dog to work! Six reasons every workplace should have a resident dog Many challenges businesses face in today’s environment can be helped by the [...]

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 [...]

What’s in a name?

By | July 9th, 2019|

A frequent issue for family lawyers includes the change of a child’s surname after separation.  This constitutes a long term issue for the child and that means both parents must consent to the name change or a Judge must approve it.  The test of what is in the best interest [...]

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