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The 2012 Supreme Court case of G versus G is a case that we, as solicitors, constantly have in the forefront of our minds when advising clients going through the divorce process. People impacted by marriage breakdown often struggle to understand the issues and their rights and are not aware of what steps they need […]
Celebrity gossip such as Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s divorce was not something I ever thought would be inspiration for Aislinn’s Articles. However, I was reading into their apparently ironclad prenup and it got me thinking about prenups in Ireland. A prenuptial agreement (prenup for short) is a written agreement signed by both parties in […]
Mediation is a dispute resolution process which is given special recognition in our civil justice system by the Mediation Act 2017. Mediation can be used to facilitate almost any type of dispute from marital breakdown to boundary disputes to commercial conflict. The mediator is neutral and encourages the parties to cooperate with each other to […]
So, you have had an accident, be it a road traffic accident or an injury at work, where do you go now? In Ireland the majority of injury claims begin in the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) which is an independent state body which assesses personal injury claims. PIABs aim was to reduce the amount […]
Navigating a divorce can be a minefield. Not only are you catapulted into the devastating breakdown of your marriage, you are also flung into a complex area of the law. The Courts - Step 1 At the outset it is important to note that, in Ireland, a marriage can only be ended by a Court […]
If you are keeping up to date with Aislinn’s Articles, you will no doubt be well aware of some serious concerns that have been raised over aspects of the recently commenced Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. While those concerns still remain, this week I want to draw attention to some really beneficial aspects of the […]
This week, I began a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) with the Law Society regarding Social Media and the Law. This is an area of the law that I had never really considered before and so it piqued my interest. Let me fill you in on what I have learned to date. Introduction to the […]
A cohabiting couple is a couple that lives together in an intimate and committed relationship, who are not married to each other. Cohabiting couples can be opposite-sex or same-sex. A cohabiting relationship can continue to be ‘intimate’ even if it is not sexual in nature. Some couples may live together for many years and to […]
Since the introduction of the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996, Ireland has operated a no-fault divorce system. This means that no element of fault needs to be proven in order to apply for a decree of divorce. In other words, the conduct of the parties is almost always irrelevant from the Court’s point of view. […]