is provided in Ireland
by several Family Acts
, which together give the framework regulating aspects related to marriage, divorce, inheritance, child support and many others. According to the articles 41 and 42 from the Irish Constitution
, the concept of family
represents the most important social unit
and it is legally recognized through marriage. If you may need more information on the family law in Ireland
, our Irish lawyers
can provide you with in-depth presentation of the most representative provisions stated in the Family Acts
Marriage and divorce in Ireland
Family law in Ireland
may refer to the right to get married, to have children, to divorce or to live in a civil partnership. Several Acts are regulating all these matters and many others and, if you are interested in the Irish family legislation
, our attorneys in Ireland
can offer you relevant information, according to your needs.
Marriage in Ireland is legally recognized for any two individuals who have the legal capacity to get married and whose age is of minimum 18 years old.
was introduced in Ireland in February 1997
and it can be granted only if the spouses can make a proof of the fact that in the last five years of marriage
before filing for divorce
, the parties were separated of at least four years; the divorce
will be granted if the two can demonstrate there are no prospects for reconciliation.
Child maintenance in Ireland
If from a marriage
resulted children and the two spouses have decided on getting a divorce
, they must share the custody of the children
. According to the Irish law
, a child is considered dependent on a parent until he or she reaches the age of 18 years old, or even 23, in the situation in which the child opts for superior studies (bachelor/master degree).
The maintenance is decided in the court, according to the level of income of both parents, on the assets they own and the needs of the child/children. In case if you are interested in child maintenance in Ireland, our Irish lawyers can represent you in the Court.