An Introduction to Irish Family Law

An Introduction to Irish Family Law

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Also suitable for those undertaking practical training in areas where an up-to-date knowledge of Family Law in Ireland is required. This second edition is written in light of significant recent developments in Irish family law, including: - the landmark Supreme Court decision (in D.T. v. C.T., 2003) concerning what constitutes 'proper provision' for a spouse and dependent children in separation and divorce proceedings - the Children's Act 2001 which empowers District Courts to make special care orders detaining children who are out of control in secure units Other new legislative and judicial developments regarding the family, marriage, domestic violence and adoption receive comprehensive coverage. Covers the core elements of Family Law and explains all principles and statutes clearly and concisely.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • Gill
  • Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 071713699X
  • 9780717136995

Table of contents

1. The Family 2. Marriage 3. Nullity 4. Separation by Agreement 5. Judicial Separation 6. Divorce 7. Financial and Property Provision on Divorce and Judicial Separation 8. Financial Support for Spouses and Children 9. Property Disputes Between Spouses 10. Statutory Protection for the Family Home 11. Domestic Violence 12. The Status of Children 13. Adoption 14. Guardianship and Custody of Children 15. Child Abduction 16. Protection of Children - Health Board Intervention and Wardship 17. The Courts Administering Family Law - Structure and Jurisdictionshow more

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