The Modern Family

Relationships and the Law

By Tim Bracken

The Modern Family: Relationships and the Law explains in a concise and clear fashion the law as it relates to 'the family' and the relationship between its members. The definition of 'the family' has changed enormously over the past generation with the enactment of ground-breaking legislation which has redefined our legal understanding of what constitutes 'a family.' For example, the Marriage Act 2015, which recognizes full legal marriage between two persons of the same sex redefining the traditional definition of marriage; the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 gives full legal recognition to children born as a result of IVF and their parents, who may not be the biological parents; the Gender Recognition Act 2015 allows transgendered persons to register their preferred gender and recognizes a marriage of a transgendered person subsequent to their change of gender. Furthermore, the law recognizes persons who live as a couple, with or without children, who are not married. The Modern Family: Relationships and the Law explains the rights and obligations of the modern Irish family. Issues such as taxation, children, relationship breakdown, rights of cohabitants, succession, IVF, and court procedures are all addressed. A useful Frequently Asked Questions is also included. This accessible book will be of great interest to members of the public seeking information on family-related legal matters, as well as for solicitors, barristers, and other legal professionals. [Subject: Family Law, Irish Law]

Publication Date: 11/10/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781905536894