Category Archives: Family Law

Articles in relation to family law and related matters

Divorce – The waiting game

In Ireland the primary requirements before a divorce can be granted, are that: The parties must have been living apart from one another for four out of the previous five years, there must be no reasonable prospect of reconciliation, and … Continue reading

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Reconciled to divorce

Reconciled to divorce Divorce is now an established legal fact in Ireland since its introduction in 1996. Before then our Constitution prohibited any law permitting the dissolution of marriage. The first attempt to change this was in a Constitutional referendum … Continue reading

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Pre-nuptial agreements

Some time ago a survey of 200 young farmers carried out by Macra na Feirme revealed that 80 percent of those surveyed believed that pre-nuptial agreements should be recognised in Ireland, that is an agreement entered into by a couple … Continue reading

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Appointing Guardians for your children

Guardianship and child custody are different legal concepts. Guardianship means the legal relationship between parents and their children; it is concerned with the rights and responsibilities automatically vested in the parents  of a child born within marriage, and in the … Continue reading

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Will the Civil Partnership Act affect you?

Could the Civil Partnership Act affect you? Just before Christmas 2010 what is known as The Civil Partnership Act  was fully passed into Law. In terms of our society and also in terms of civil rights this is one of … Continue reading

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Collaborative law- A better alternative for family breakdown?

Collaborative law – A better way to resolve Marriage breakdown ? To many people the terms “innovation” and “Law” may appear to be unlikely bedfellows. However the reality is that the practice of law is constantly evolving, reflecting the changing … Continue reading

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