Tag: family law divorce act 1996

  • 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 […]

  • Ancillary Orders in Judicial Separation and Divorce

    The Family Law Courts in Ireland have considerable powers to make additional orders, called ancillary orders, in divorce and judicial separation proceedings under the Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act, 1989 , the Family Law Act, 1995 (judicial separation proceedings) and the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996 (divorce proceedings). The main factor determining these orders is the need to make […]