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Separation, divorce and dissolution

Legal options following marital breakdown
An introduction to the legal options following marital breakdown is presented.

Legal options following the breakdown of a civil partnership
An introduction to the legal options following the breakdown of a civil partnership is presented.

Family Mediation Service
Family Mediation Service is a free service in Ireland that assists separating couples co-operate with each other to work out mutually acceptable arrangements. How this service may help you.

Separation agreements
Married couples and civil partners that agree to live separately may enter into a separation agreement. Find out what this means and why this is legally binding.

Judicial separation
Applications for a judicial separation in Ireland are made to the court. Find out what a judicial separation means, how to apply for it and how it works.

Divorce decrees
A divorce decree in Ireland allows both parties to a marriage to remarry or enter into a civil partnership. Special conditions must be met, however, before a court can grant a divorce.

Dissolution decrees
A dissolution decree allows both parties to a civil partnership to marry or enter into a new civil partnership. Special conditions must be met, however, before a court can grant a dissolution.

Factors considered by a court in a separation/divorce/dissolution
What are the factors considered by a court in making ancillary orders in an application for a decree of judicial separation, divorce or dissolution?

Maintenance orders and agreements
Explanation of procedures involved in an application for a maintenance order in Ireland.

Family and shared homes
What is considered to be a family or shared home in Ireland? Find out the orders that can be made by the courts in relation to the family or shared home in Ireland.

How pensions are assessed during a separation/divorce/dissolution
Courts in Ireland have the power to treat pensions as assets. How pensions are divided and explanation of pension adjustment orders.

Succession rights following a separation/divorce/dissolution
In Ireland, succession rights are governed by law. Find out how separation, divorce or dissolution affects your succession rights.

Separation and divorce: Children
Information on the implications for guardianship, custody and access to children in Ireland following separation and divorce.

Presumption of paternity
Explanation of the presumption of paternity in marital and non-marital situations in Ireland and the repercussions of this rule on children's rights to inheritance and maintenance.

Maintenance and Tax
This document discusses the tax treatment of maintenance payments made by one spouse to another.
This document is in: Money and Tax > Tax > Income tax credits and reliefs

Separation, divorce and income tax credits and reliefs
A change in your personal circumstances following separation or divorce may have implications for how you are taxed. A description of how income and maintenance is taxed after separation or divorce.
This document is in: Money and Tax > Tax > Income tax credits and reliefs

Capital taxes following separation, divorce or dissolution
Synopsis of the impact of separation, divorce or dissoultion on capital taxes - capital gains tax, capital acquisitions tax and stamp duty
This document is in: Money and Tax > Tax > Capital taxes

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Gaeilge

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