By Kieron Wood
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.
Publication Date: 5/2/2014