Law Reform Commission to examine Irish divorce laws
The Law Reform Commission (LRC) will launch a review of Irish divorce laws later this year, the Sunday Independent reports.
It will consider “whether further guidance would be possible as to what amounts to ‘proper provision’ on divorce and how this might assist couples to avoid adversarial disputes in court”.
As part of that, the commission will consider “to what extent lump sum arrangements could be involved and whether a cleanbreak approach is possible”.
Gillian O’Mahony of Co Tipperary firm Lynch Solicitors told the Sunday Independent that more definitive guidelines on proper provision could promote mediation as a means of reaching an agreement on dividing assets.