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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 [...]

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 [...]

Plenty of time to organise Christmas? Think again!

By | July 2nd, 2019|

You might think you have plenty of time to make Christmas arrangements including holidays and time with children, but think again! The period leading up to Christmas can be difficult especially if you have recently separated or arrangements for your children’s time with you are unclear or susceptible to unilateral [...]

Every day should be bring your dog to work day!

By | June 14th, 2019|

Everyone knows a dog is man's best friend, but did you know that according to the latest research from Open Universities, dogs also assist in reducing stress in humans? According to the research, the presence of a dog not only reduces stress levels in the workplace, but increases productivity.  It [...]

What’s really involved in a divorce?

By | May 8th, 2019|

Michael Tiyce was asked by ABC Life to shed some light on divorce - when it's simple and when it gets complicated. to learn more about this oft-misunderstood topic, read on! [The article below first appeared on ABC Life: https://www.abc.net.au/life/how-to-get-divorced-in-australia/10996740. Image credit: Unsplash: Benjamin Robyn-Jespersen /ABC Life: Luke Tribe] Relationships [...]

How to avoid costly divorce fees

By | May 7th, 2019|

Tiyce & Lawyers Principal Michael Tiyce was interviewed for this article in Better Homes & Gardens recently. Here are Michael's three top tips to speed up the divorce process and reduce costs: Divorce has a reputation for being an emotionally and mentally exhausting process that can drag on for years. It can [...]

How to protect your business from an unexpected divorce

By | April 24th, 2019|

Principal of Tiyce & Lawyers Michael Tiyce recently had this article published in SmartCompany. If you run a business it's well worth a read! There are more than 2.2 million small businesses now operating in Australia, but as this number continues to climb, so does our divorce rate. While these [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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