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Preparing for Family Law Courts

By jasinnottadmin Tuesday, 15th August 2023 | 0 comments
Filed under: Family Law.
If you are involved in a marriage separation, divorce or any family conflict, it is a difficult and stressful time.  At John A. Sinnott Solicitors, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for you with the minimum amount of stress.  Often, these outcomes can be achieved through mediation or other supports without having to go through the court process.    

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act is now Enacted

By jasinnottadmin Tuesday, 9th May 2023 | 0 comments
Filed under: Wills and Probate, Family Law.
The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 came into effect on 26 April 2023. It is a law that establishes a new legal framework for supported decision-making in Ireland. It allows for people who may have difficulty in making decisions, to make legal agreements on how they can be supported to make decisions about their welfare, property and affairs.

Increase in Separation and Divorce during Lockdown?

By jasinnottadmin Tuesday, 16th November 2021 | 0 comments
Filed under: Family Law.
There have been many media reports citing huge increases in separation and divorce rates in Ireland since Covid-19 forced us all to stay at home.  It is true that there has been a rise in divorce rates in Ireland.  The Court Services Annual Report shows that the numbers of court applications were:

Rights of Cohabitants in Ireland

By jasinnottadmin Tuesday, 6th February 2018 | 1 comments
Filed under: Family Law.
Many people choose to live together in relationships without getting married or entereing into civil partnerships.  But what happens when these relationships end -  either by death of one person or by choosing to separate.  Do people have the same rights as married people?