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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 [...]

Congratulations to Robert and Emily

By | March 7th, 2019|

Rebecca Solomonides, our Senior Administrative Assistant, is currently on maternity leave, and we're pleased to announce that Robert Le has joined the firm in a Senior Administrative Assistant role. Robert will stay on in that role alongside Rebecca upon her return. New Senior Administrative Assistant Robert Le In [...]

Aurora announces record $85,000 in grants

By | February 19th, 2019|

We're Platinum Sponsors of the Aurora Group, a NSW based charity raising funds to assist organisations providing support and services to the many different facets of the LGBTIQ community. The following article in the Star Observer details their record grant value in 2019: Aurora has announced a record number of [...]

How to get what you’re owed in a divorce

By | February 11th, 2019|

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 [...]

Protecting your finances during a divorce

By | February 4th, 2019|

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 [...]

Until Tax Do Us Part

By | January 24th, 2019|

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, [...]

When Do The Kids Get To Choose?

By | January 24th, 2019|

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 [...]

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