Family Law provides a comprehensive guide to family law legislation and practice in Ireland. It is an essential tool for family law students and practitioners but also for those outside of the legal profession whose work crosses over this area of law, and those with a general interest in how family law operates in Ireland. Edited by a leading expert in the field, this fourth edition covers extensive areas of family law practice in Ireland and has been fully updated to include recent significant legislative changes introduced by the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitees Act 2010. It contains revised coverage of separation agreements, judicial separation, divorce and ancillary orders, as well as of the law relating to children.
The Changing Concept of ‘Family’ and Challenges for Domestic Family Law explores the changing concept of ‘family’, with the current social, political, medical and scientific challenges for domestic family law discussed in over 20 European jurisdictions. National reports describe the current law and legal development for ‘horizontal’ (the law of relationships between adults such as marriage, divorce, cohabitation, same-sex relationships), ‘vertical’ (the law governing the relationships between adults and children, such as parentage including artificial reproductive techniques and surrogacy, parental responsibility and adoption) and ‘individual’ (the law of names and recognition of gender identity) family law. They show that, while considerable legal and societal diversity still exists within Europe, family law, in many areas, is developing along similar lines, with a convergence towards a European family law. This book, and the others in the set, will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in family law. It will be of particular use to students and scholars of comparative and international family law, as well as family law practitioners.
The "International Survey of Family Law," published on behalf of the International Society of Family Law, is the successor to the Annual Survey of Family Law'. It provides information, analysis and comment on recent developments in Family Law across the world on a country-by- country basis. The "Survey" is published annually and its subtitle reflects the calendar year surveyed. Where a country has been regularly surveyed each year, the developments discussed correspond to the year in question. If certain countries have not been surveyed for some years the contributions will usually attempt to cover the intervening period. This applies, for example, in the present volume to the contributions relating to China and Turkey. If countries are being covered for the first time, then more background information will be provided about the state of family law in the country in question. The "Survey" also contains an article dealing with the more significant developments in international law affecting the family.
In Irish family law, Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a huge growth area which is being promoted both by government, at a policy level and by statute, and also by knowledgeable clients. The economic climate has facilitated a shift toward cost saving and non-court resolution options, such as collaborative practice and mediation. Ireland's draft Mediation Bill 2012 provides that solicitors and barristers have a duty to provide information and advice on mediation. This book is the first on this topic devoted to the requirements of the Irish market and assists family lawyers to embrace ADR as an integral part of their practice and educate family law clients on the workings and advantages of ADR. Contents include: the development of family law in Ireland since the introduction of judicial separation and divorce * the adversarial nature of the family court system * the lack of resources within the current system * mediation * collaborative practice * neutral experts in family ADR * finality within reason
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this concise exposition and analysis of the essential elements of law with regard to family relations, marital property, and succession to estates in Ireland covers the legal rules and customs pertaining to the intertwined civic status of persons, the family, and property. After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth discussion of the sources and instruments of family and succession law, the authorities that adjudicate and administer the laws, and issues surrounding the person as a legal entity and the legal disposition of property among family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, and residence; marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; succession and inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates are all treated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any situation likely to arise in legal practice. The book is primarily designed to assist lawyers who find themselves having to apply rules of international private law or otherwise handling cases connected with Ireland. It will also be of great value to students and practitioners as a quick guide and easy-to-use practical resource in the field, and especially to academicians and researchers engaged in comparative studies by providing the necessary, basic material of family and succession law.
This volume contains articles on three areas of family law that, at the dawn of the 21st century, have provoked passionate discussion. The topics of concern include: (compulsory) arrangements regarding children, registration schemes for same-sex couples (new jurisdictions), and the effectiveness of the pater est rule. The book's contributions are preceded by two introductory articles. The historical introduction addresses the 'cultural constraints argument' which, according to a few legal scholars, prevents both spontaneous and deliberate harmonization of family law. Is family law indeed embedded in unique national (legal) culture? What lessons can be learned from the past? The methodological introduction proffers some general ideas as to how comparative family law is perceived and what it should entail whereby a comparison is made between more recent developments in Europe and the United States.
Family Breakdown: A Legal Guide is a fully revised edition of Divorce In Ireland, first published in 1997, with a second edition in 2003. In Ireland, family law has witnessed immense changes in the last decade with, for example, the introduction of civil partnership in 2011, amendments to the in camera rules and developing European jurisprudence. The book has been expanded to include new family law issues, such as civil partnership and changed rules for common law spouses. The new Court of Appeal, civil legal aid, and alternatives to court are covered, as well as the latest, comprehensive case law from Ireland's Supreme Court and High Court, on everything from divorce and judicial separation to annulment and prenuptial agreements. Additionally, the book includes pension and tax advice, the potential pitfalls when making a will, up-to-date marriage regulations, practical advice on appearing in court, and real-life questions and answers. It also contains a summary of all Irish family law legislation, legal forms, a glossary of legal terms, and a list of useful websites and contacts.