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How to get what you’re owed in a divorce

Principal of Tiyce & Lawyers Michael Tiyce had an article published in Money Magazine this month - all about how to ensure you get what you are entitled to in a divorce. Read the article below, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments! Dividing it up: how [...]

By | February 11th, 2019|

Protecting your finances during a divorce

Michael Tiyce features in this article recently published on Yahoo Finance - some great tips on protecting your finances during a divorce: Talking about money with your partner is hard enough – in fact, nearly half of Aussies avoid the matter altogether. Couple that with the fact that research has [...]

By | February 4th, 2019|

Until Tax Do Us Part

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, [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|

When Do The Kids Get To Choose?

There is no straightforward answer to that question. A Judge must consider what is in the best interest of a child.  The wishes of a child are taken into account under our Family Law Act and give effect to international treaty obligations.  Generally, the views of a young child will [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|

Show me the money!

A property settlement is simply about dividing assets and liabilities.  In most cases, working out the true financial circumstances of a relationship is straight forward and usually consists of real estate, cars, bank accounts and liabilities. The first step in advising a client of their potential rights under the Family [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|

Michael Tiyce Recognised in Doyle’s Guide

We are excited to announce that once again Michael Tiyce has been recognised by the Doyle’s Guide as a leading parenting and children’s matters lawyer in NSW for 2019.  The Doyle’s Guide is a peer voted award that recognises leading practitioners in their field. “The 2019 list of leading NSW parenting [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|

Tie the knot and make it last

This article by Clarissa Bye, quoting Tiyce & Lawyers Principal Michael Tiyce, appeared in the West Australian on October 20, 2018: Australians are getting married later than ever, are more likely to “try before they buy” by living together before tying the knot — and divorce rates have plummeted as a [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|

You can have the kids, I’m keeping the dog

According to RSPCA statistics for 2018, 62% of Australian households have a pet and 13% plan to obtain one in the next 12 months.  There are 20 dogs and 16 cats for every 100 people. Given these figures you would think the issue of animals and animal rights would be [...]

By | January 21st, 2019|

Can We Talk About My Alimony Payments?

In brief, no. In Australia, parties who have separated can in certain circumstances apply for spousal maintenance.  That is simply the provision of financial support to a former partner in circumstances where the receiving partner has a need and the paying partner has the capacity to make the payments. It [...]

By | December 17th, 2018|
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