Family Law

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Emergency legislation is needed to prevent thousands of divorcees from losing hundreds of thousands of euros in payments as a result of changes to EU law, the Law Society of Ireland has said. The Law Society today said it has alerted the Pensions Authority and practitioners to the serious effect of

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Ireland is an "outlier in Europe" because of its failure to give legal recognition to prenuptial agreements, a lawyer and government minister has said. Josepha Madigan, a qualified solicitor and minister of state for special education, told The Sunday Times that the law should be changed to recognis

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Paul C McCarthy SC has been admitted to the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) as a Fellow. The prestigious organisation is a worldwide association of practising lawyers recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

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The government has ordered a review into waiting times for domestic violence orders in the District Court amid claims that vulnerable people are waiting as long as 16 weeks in parts of the State. Simon Harris confirmed in the Dáil that he had asked the Courts Service to prepare a report on th

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New research into Ireland's family law system has found that the voices of infants and very young children are "starkly absent" from decision-making. The first-of-its-kind research was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork and i

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The Law Society of Ireland has urged the government to commit the "necessary resources" to ensure that planned reforms to the family courts system can be put into practice. The long-awaited Family Courts Bill 2022, which will provide for the establishment of a Family Court as divisions within the ex

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Plans to give the District Court jurisdiction over a wide range of family law matters worth up to €1 million are "very likely to cause chaos in the District Court", a family lawyer has warned. Keith Walsh, a prominent family law solicitor in Dublin, told Irish Legal News that changes to the jur

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Long-awaited reforms to Ireland's family courts have reached an "important milestone" with the publication of the first National Family Justice Strategy and the impending publication of the Family Court Bill, the justice minister has said. Helen McEntee yesterday confirmed that she had received appr

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