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:
A number of changes to parental leave are due to take place in 2019 and 2020. These include:
On May 24th, we will be asked to vote on a proposal to change the Constitution of Ireland in relation to divorce.
A recent report carried out by PricewaterhouseCooper revealed that Irish Family Firms are putting themselves at risk by not having formal succession plans in place.
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?
Divorce is back to pre-recession levels after several years when family law disputes were postponed as a result of the economic crash.