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At present, surrogacy in Ireland is unregulated. The process currently only permits one parent, the biological parent, to apply to the courts for a parental order. It is presently not possible for both intended parents to be legally recognised as parents of a child born by surrogate. This has created a lack of clarity for […]
If you are navigating a marriage breakdown, there are a number of significant reasons for obtaining a divorce. Most fundamentally, the right to re-marry. Divorce can provide a more definite sense of finality to, and the ability to move on from, a marriage breakdown. Upon divorce, persons cease to be the spouse of each other […]
On the 10th May 2023, I wrote an article discussing the changes made to Enduring Powers of Attorney under the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (see here - ). Today, I will give you an update on how things have progressed since then, some six months later. Spoiler alert: it has not been great. To […]
Parenting at the best of times is tough but parenting through a divorce can be a lot like learning to ride a bike; difficult at first, but not impossible with a bit of support. For parents who have made the decision to separate, addressing the issue with your children, no matter how young or old, […]
If you’re keeping up to date with the goings on in Wolfe & Co LLP, you will be aware that Vivienne Ring Conveyancing Partner and I recently attended a meeting and clinic hosted by Teagasc on ‘Transferring the Family Farm’ at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery. The purpose of the meeting and clinic was […]
When faced with a divorce, there are many things that you will worry about, from your children to your finances to your now uncertain future. Another major worry will be the cost of the separation process. You know money will be tight as the two incomes that have previously jointly supported your household, now need […]
A referendum on the definition of the family and removing the constitutional reference to a woman’s place being in the home is due to be held in November. A referendum is a national vote on a question about a proposed change to the Constitution. The Irish Constitution is a diverse document. It has, at all […]
The Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 was signed into law by the President on 5 July 2023. The Act includes new provisions governing an occupiers’ duty of care under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1995. The part of the Act relevant to occupiers' liability commenced on 31 July 2023. The new measures have […]
In May 2023, Minister Simon Harris launched the Threat to Share awareness campaign which aimed to highlight intimate image abuse.  “Intimate Image Abuse” describes the posting of an intimate image online or the sharing it by any other means, without the consent of the person in the image. An intimate image is any type of […]