Problems in marriages and other relationships

Safety orders, protection orders and barring orders in Ireland
Irish law provides protection for those living in violent or abusive situations in the home. Find out about safety orders, protection orders and barring orders and who can apply.

Property rights and the breakdown of a relationship
This document discusses whether spouses and cohabiting partners have any property rights following the breakdown of their relationship.

Redress scheme for cohabiting couples
Under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 a redress scheme has been introduced for opposite-sex and same-sex cohabiting couples.

Changing your name by deed poll
It is possible to change your name by deed poll. Find out the procedures involved.

Elder abuse
Elder abuse is the abuse of someone aged 65 or over. Find out what it is and what help is available.