Kevin’s Blog

Child Kidnapping cases

There was considerable coverage recently of the two young boys who were wrongfully removed from New York to Ireland by their mother. The High Court decided that the children should stay in Ireland and on Thursday last, the Supreme Court agreed with this. The general rule in child kidnapping cases […]

I WANT A DIVORCE BUT I CANNOT FIND MY WIFE!

A client made a consultation a few months ago to enquire about making an application for a Divorce and given that we specialise in Family Law there did not appear to be anything unusual about this at the outset. And so his story goes as follows:  my client was married […]

Same Sex Marriages

The Office of National Statistics in the UK say that over the last five years 5.5% of opposite sex marriages have ended in divorce while only 2.5% of same sex civil partnerships have been dissolved. We are talking about 2.5% of 42,000 civil partnerships. What does this mean? Do same […]

ACCESS TO CHILDREN – THE DIFFICULTIES FACING FATHERS

I was reminded again quite recently of the difficulties a father faces when making an application to the courts for access. We always hear about the very real problems unmarried fathers face but equally some married fathers after separation or divorce find themselves in a very difficult position. My client […]

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