Family Law

Below you will find a list of publications issued by the Law Reform Commission relating to Family Law.  Links are direct to PDF versions.  Where available, the equivalent HTML version is also noted:

For ease of reference, the projects that were undertaken by the Commission within this area of law are noted below.  Click to be brought direct to all publications relating to same:

1. Legal Aspects of Family Relationships
2. Aspects of Intercountry Adoption Law
3. Family Courts
4. Law of Limitation of Actions Arising from Non-Sexual Abuse of Children
5. Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter Country Adoption
6.  Recognition of Foreign Adoption Decrees
7.  Recognition of Foreign Divorces and Legal Separations
8.  Jurisdiction in Proceedings for Nullity of Marriage, Recognition of Foreign Nullity Decress, and the Hague Convention on the Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriages
9. Private International Law Aspects of Capacity to Marry and Choice of Law in Proceedings for Nullity of Marriage
10. Competence and Compellability of Spouses as Witnesses
11. Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and some Related Matters
12. Nullity of Marriage
13. Divorce a Mensa et Thoro and Related Matters
14. Domicile and Habitual Residence as Connecting Factors in the Conflict of Law
15. Restitution of Conjugal Rights, Jactitation of Marriage and Related Matters
16. The Law Relating to the Age of Majority, the Age for Marriage and Some Connected Subjects  
17. Illegitimacy
18. Family Law: Criminal Conversation, Enticement and Harbouring of a Spouse or Child, Loss of Consortium, Personal Injury to a Child, Matrimonial Property and Breach of a Promise of Marriage
19. Rights and Duties of Cohabitants






















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