An Introduction to Irish Family Law
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An Introduction to Irish Family Law

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An updated edition of this well-established text reflecting recent significant changes and developments in family law in Ireland. NEW TO THIS EDITION: The Adoption Act 2010: consolidates and updates existing adoption law and gives legal effect to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption 1993.The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010: establishes a civil partnership registration scheme confined to same-sex couples, conferring on them rights and obligations almost akin to married couples. The Act also provides a cohabitation scheme for unmarried, unrelated cohabitants, whether of the same sex or the opposite sex. The Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011: confers power on the High Court to make special care orders, designed to detain children adjudged to be out of control in secure residential units for their own protection and the protection of others.Other significant developments receiving comprehensive coverage are: Pre-nuptial agreements and the impact of bankruptcy and proceeds of crime legislation on family provision on divorce and judicial separationThe use of marriages of convenience to circumvent immigration legislationThe significance of the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Zambrano case for the non-national parents of citizen childrenThe clarification of the legal status of children born as a result of sperm donation by the Supreme Court in McD. v. L. and Anor 2009. Covers the key elements of family law and explains all principles and statutes clearly and concisely.SUITABLE FOR:Students of Law, Social Studies and Social Care where Family Law is a component Those undertaking practical training in areas where an up-to-date knowledge of family law is requiredAn updated edition of this well-established text reflecting recent significant changes and developments in family law in Ireland.NEW TO THIS EDITION:The Adoption Act 2010: consolidates and updates existing adoption law and gives legal effect to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption 1993.The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010: establishes a civil partnership registration scheme confined to same-sex couples, conferring on them rights and obligations almost akin to married couples. The Act also provides a cohabitation scheme for unmarried, unrelated cohabitants, whether of the same sex or the opposite sex.The Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011: confers power on the High Court to make special care orders, designed to detain children adjudged to be out of control in secure residential units for their own protection and the protection of others.Other significant developments receiving comprehensive coverage are:Pre-nuptial agreements and the impact of bankruptcy and proceeds of crime legislation on family provision on divorce and judicial separationThe use of marriages of convenience to circumvent immigration legislationThe significance of the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Zambrano case for the non-national parents of citizen childrenThe clarification of the legal status of children born as a result of sperm donation by the Supreme Court in McD. v. L. and Anor 2009.Covers the key elements of family law and explains all principles and statutes clearly and concisely.SUITABLE FORStudents of Law, Social Studies and Social Care where Family Law is a component.Those undertaking practical training in areas where an up-to-date knowledge of family law is required.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 562 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 27mm | 756g
  • Gill
  • Gill Education
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0717149773
  • 9780717149773
  • 172,092

Table of contents

Part One: The Family and Marriage1: The Family2: Marriage3: Jurisdiction and Related MattersPart Two: Marriage Breakdown4: Nullity5: Separation by Agreement6: Judicial Separation7: Divorce8: Financial and Property Provision on Divorce and Judicial Separation9: Financial Support for Spouses and Children10: Property Disputes between Spouses11: Statutory Protection for the Family Home12: Domestic ViolencePart Three: Civil Partnership and Cohabitation 13: The Status and Registration of Civil Partnership14: The Termination of Civil Partnership15: CohabitationPart Four: The Status and Welfare of Children16: The Status of Children17: Adoption18: Guardianship and Custody of Children19: Child Abduction20: Protection of Children: State Intervention and Wardshipshow more

About Jim Nestor

Jim Nestor lectures in Law at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. He previously practised as a solicitor.show more