Family law in Ireland governs legal matters related to family relationships, including marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, and domestic violence. The main legislation governing family law in Ireland is the Family Law Act 1995, the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964, the Status of Children Act 1987, and the Domestic Violence Act 2018, among others.
Here are some key areas of family law in Ireland:
Irish law recognises both civil and religious marriages. A registrar conducts civil marriages, while religious marriages require the presence of a registered solemnizer. Marriages must be registered with the General Register Office.
Divorce in Ireland is governed by the Family Law Act 1995. To obtain a divorce, a couple must be married for at least four years and demonstrate that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. Divorce proceedings are typically held in the Circuit Court or the High Court.
Child Custody and Guardianship
The Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 establishes the legal framework for the rights and responsibilities of parents in relation to their children. It covers issues such as custody, access, and maintenance. Unmarried fathers can acquire guardianship rights by agreement with the mother or through a court order.
Adoption in Ireland is regulated by the Adoption Act 2010. It provides a legal process for individuals or couples to adopt a child and establishes the Adoption Authority of Ireland as the central authority responsible for overseeing adoption services.
The Domestic Violence Act 2018 addresses domestic violence issues in Ireland. It provides legal protection for victims of domestic violence and allows courts to grant various protection orders, including safety orders, barring orders, and emergency barring orders. It's important to note that family law can be complex, and it's advisable to seek legal advice from a qualified family law practitioner if you have specific questions or require assistance with a family law matter in Ireland.
The breakdown of a family relationship is an immensely stressful and distressing time for all involved. The emotional upheaval is particularly difficult to deal with, but the impact on a family’s financial well-being must be considered.At Green & Associates, we pride ourselves on our high levels of client care, delivering an expert, prof
The breakdown of a family relationship is an immensely stressful and distressing time for all involved. The emotional upheaval is particularly difficult to deal with, but the impact on a family’s financial well-being must be considered.At Green & Associates, we pride ourselves on our high levels of client care, delivering an expert, professional service with a personal and compassionate approach. Profound legal, financial, and tax implications arise from the breakdown of a relationship. Our experienced family law solicitors are adept at providing the practical and constructive advice you need to negotiate detailed settlements.
Family law is one area where we always encourage communication in favour of conflict, considering the needs of the whole family unit, particularly the children. Unfortunately, negotiation and mediation are not always possible. In this case, we will advise and guide you through every stage of the process, while seeking alternative courses
Family law is one area where we always encourage communication in favour of conflict, considering the needs of the whole family unit, particularly the children. Unfortunately, negotiation and mediation are not always possible. In this case, we will advise and guide you through every stage of the process, while seeking alternative courses of action. We will act decisively to defend and protect your best interests if litigation is necessary.
Our specialist team of family law solicitors in Cork and Dublin have a wealth of experience advising clients not only on the legal considerations but also the strategies, tactics and practicalities to achieve the most favourable outcome.
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