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A Christmas Checklist – Amended for 2020!

By | September 17th, 2020|

It is said Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and, at Tiyce & Lawyers, we truly believe that. We also know it takes planning.  Many of you, like our principal, Michael Tiyce, will have your Christmas menus and decorations planned 18 months in advance (it is true, [...]

Christmas is just around the corner!

By | September 10th, 2020|

We plan for birthdays, holidays, weddings, so why not Christmas?  If you are a separated parent, you need to consider what is to occur with parenting arrangements for the children over Christmas.  This year that will mean the impact that COVID restrictions could have on your plans. Your planning should [...]

Trolling can be a costly exercise!

By | September 4th, 2020|

Fake or unfair negative reviews can amount to defamation and cost the poster a significant amount of money in damages.  A number of recent cases establish how to get to the bottom of anonymous trolls. Data collected in the making of the review by Google includes the name, IP address, [...]

Insta-Famous Pets

By | September 3rd, 2020|

There is a matter before the NSW District Court where three parties are contesting who will keep “custody” of a celebrity cavoodle who has a large fan base on Instagram. By arguing in contract, they dodge jurisdiction of the Family Court. It is alleged the cavoodle’s value is in excess [...]

What If? Thinking about Estate Planning during the Pandemic

By | August 28th, 2020|

In these uncertain times of the COVID 19 global pandemic, many people are thinking about seeking the services of an Estate Planning Lawyer to draft or update their estate documents. These include a Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian. A Will dictates what will happen to the will makers [...]

Dirty John & The Date Of Separation

By | August 28th, 2020|

You may have seen on Netflix recently, the new Dirty John series which covers the very messy divorce of Betty Broderick from Dan Broderick III. One of the interesting aspects of the proceedings, and one which caused considerable anguish for Betty, was that Dan Broderick had allegedly been strategic in [...]

Child Support – Getting it right

By | August 25th, 2020|

There are really only two decisions when it comes to the issue of child support.  Do you go with the child support assessment issued by the government or enter into a child support agreement?  An application for an assessment can be made via the Department of Human Services (usually but [...]

Everything old is new again

By | August 24th, 2020|

“The Family Courts in Australia are far from typical Court” is the opening line of Ms Whitbourn’s Sydney Morning Herald article titled: The 'profound shift' under way in Australia's family law courts. But why are they so different? Are the matters more complex? – probably not. Are the stakes higher? [...]

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 [...]

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