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Show me the money!

By | January 24th, 2019|

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 [...]

Michael Tiyce Recognised in Doyle’s Guide

By | January 24th, 2019|

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 [...]

Tie the knot and make it last

By | January 24th, 2019|

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 [...]

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

By | January 21st, 2019|

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 [...]

Can We Talk About My Alimony Payments?

By | December 17th, 2018|

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 [...]

How can you rescue a ruined Christmas?

By | December 11th, 2018|

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 [...]

Recent articles by Michael Tiyce on Kidspot and BHG

By | November 8th, 2018|

Principal of Tiyce & Lawyers Michael Tiyce is often asked for comment on matters relating to family law for articles in the media. Here are two recent articles he's written for Kidspot.com.au and Better Homes & Gardens in response to questions about Divorce and Children: Kidspot.com.au Divorce & Kids - [...]

Remember the old saying about death and taxes?

By | November 5th, 2018|

People do not always appreciate that tax issues can arise when you separate from your partner.  It is necessary to obtain advice from your family law solicitor in conjunction with your accountant/financial advisor regarding the tax implications that can arise from a property settlement, particularly one where transfers of property [...]

Who’s Your Daddy?

By | October 18th, 2018|

In some family law cases the issue of the parentage of a child arises.  Rarely the mother and in most cases the father. If the parties agree, this is an issue easily resolved.  If they do not agree then an Application to the Family Court of Australia or the Federal [...]

Plenty of time to organise Christmas? Think again!

By | October 8th, 2018|

You might think that as there are 13 weeks before Christmas, 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 [...]

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