Category: Family Law

  • Cohabitation Agreements in Irish Law-the Essentials

    Are you part of a cohabiting couple? The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights of Cohabitants Act 2010 (“the Act”) was enacted to grant rights to civil partners and to cohabiting couples. The cohabiting couple must have been in an intimate relationship for 5 years, or 2 years if they have a dependent child. These rights […]

  • Compulsory vaccinations of children legal and ‘sometimes necessary’ in democratic society

    The European Court of Human Rights has ruled by a majority of 16 to 1 that compulsory vaccinations for children are legal and sometimes “necessary in a democratic society”. This case commenced before the Covid-19 pandemic came into existence but is expected to embolden governments who are considering introducing vaccine certificates or passports to help […]

  • The Enforceability of Family Law Mediation Agreements

    Mediation agreements are negotiated agreements between the parties in dispute. They are in common use when it comes to separating couples when the relationship has broken down and the parties seek to do the sensible thing and negotiate certain terms to cover matters such as property, maintenance, custody, access, and so forth. Mediators guide the […]

  • Divorce Law in Ireland Changes from 1st December 2019

    The law dealing with divorce in Ireland is to change from 1st December 2019. Part 1 and part 2 of the Family Law Act 2019 will come into effect on 1st December 2019. The Family Law act 2019 reduces the time that the parties must be living apart in order to obtain a divorce. The […]

  • The Parties in Legal Proceedings in Irish Law

    Are you confused about the parties in a civil legal action? In this piece, I will, hopefully, clear up any confusion. Sounds good? Let’s go. The Plaintiff The Plaintiff is the party who brings an action or claim against another party. A party can be an individual or a company. The Defendant The Defendant is […]