Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two individuals who are about to get married, outlining the state of finances and personal liabilities in case the marriage fails. A big advantage of having a prenuptial agreement is that it forces couples to have a...

Passport Applications and Sole Guardians

At  Shannons Solicitors in Swords we provide help for people who are applying for passports where the parent is the sole guardian of the minor. When making such a passport application, an Affidavit of Sole Guardian is required. This Affidavit must be completed and...

Guardianship

On a previous post, we touched on Unmarried Parents and custody. To see all of Shannons Family Law related posts, just click on the tag to right of this page: ‘Family Law’. Guardianship means the rights and duties of parents regarding the upbringing of...

The Civil Partnership Act, 2010

The Civil Partnership Act, 2010 deals with not only the registration of civil partnerships for same sex couples but also sets up a scheme for unmarried co-habiting couples both of the same sex and opposite sex who can now legalise their relationship and Tim Shannon of...

Unmarried Parents

When it comes to parent’s rights and status regarding their children, in Ireland it highly depends on whether the parents are married or not. It may be common knowledge but a married father has joint custody and is the joint guardian of the child. An unmarried...