Proper provision in divorce in Ireland-how does a Court decide?
When a court is going to grant a divorce in Ireland a key factor which the judge must consider is whether “proper provision” is being made for the spouses and any dependent children. This obligation is set out in the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996 at section 20(1): 20.—(1) In deciding whether to make an […]
Getting a Divorce in Ireland-Step by Step
If your marriage has broken down irretrievably then divorce is one of the options that may be open to you. Firstly, you need to have been living separate and apart from your spouse for two of the last three years. Then, you should consider trying mediation and getting legal advice. If you still decide that […]
How much does a divorce cost in Ireland?
“How much does a divorce cost” is a question I am frequently asked. The key determinant of the cost of a divorce will be the parties themselves. If they can deal with the matter in a mature fashion and agree terms, with the help of mediation or their solicitors, it will cost considerably less in […]
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 […]
Full and Final Settlement in Separation Agreements or Judicial Separation-A 2nd Bite of the Cherry in Divorce?
Does a ‘full and final settlement’ in a deed of separation or on Consent Terms in a judicial separation actually mean what it says? In other words, can either party get a ‘second bit of the cherry’ at the time of divorce? Firstly, the Courts are obliged under section 20(3) of the Family Law (Divorce) […]