Succession Rights For Separating Couples

Irish law protects spouses and partners from being left out of wills or inadequately provided for by ensuring their succession rights. A partner or spouse is entitled to half of the estate of the deceased if there are not children involved, and one third if there are children to consider and provide for. This is [...]

By |2019-04-11T16:06:56+01:00April 11th, 2019|Family law|0 Comments

How To Get A Divorce

If a marriage has gone beyond the point of reconciliation, and one or both partners has made the decision to divorce, the question of how to proceed will arise. In Ireland, as long as at least one partner has lived in the country for at least a year, a married couple can divorce if certain [...]

By |2018-08-08T16:18:46+01:00August 8th, 2018|Family law|0 Comments

How Does Divorce Affect Families?

Ireland has the lowest rate of divorce in the EU, and the third lowest in the world, and the marriage rate has increased since the 1995 referendum that removed the constitutional ban on divorce. Divorce is not common, and recent statistics showed that more than 88% of marriages were the first marriage for both the [...]

By |2018-04-12T09:05:20+01:00April 12th, 2018|Family law|0 Comments