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Family Breakdown: A Legal Guide, is a new, fully revised edition of Divorce In Ireland, first published in 1997 with a second edition in 2003. Family Breakdown: A Legal Guide builds on the success of Divorce In Ireland, but has been expanded to include new family law issues, such as civil partnership and changed rules for common law spouses.
Family law in Ireland has witnessed immense changes in the last decade with, for example, the introduction of civil partnership in 2011, amendments to the in camera rules and developing European jurisprudence. The new Court of Appeal, civil legal aid and alternatives to court are covered in Family Breakdown: A Legal Guide, as well as the latest, comprehensive case-law from the Supreme Court and High Court on everything from divorce and judicial separation to annulment and pre-nuptial agreements.
Family Breakdown: A Legal Guide includes pension and tax advice, the potential pitfalls when making a will, up-to-date marriage regulations, practical advice on appearing in court and real-life questions and answers. This book also includes a summary of all Irish family law legislation, legal forms, a glossary of legal terms and a list of useful websites and contacts.