Posts By: David Bergin

Co-habitation/civil partnership – The 2010 Act

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Co-habiting couples are the fastest growing family unit in Ireland. In 1996 there were 31,300 couples living together whilst unmarried. However, the 2006 Census indicated that in that particular year there were 121,800 co-habiting couples i.e. nearly a quarter of a million people. Indeed those figures represent one in every twelve family units.

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The personal insolvency bill 2012 – Implications for family law practitioners

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The main aim of the Personal Insolvency Bill 2012 is, according to our present Minister for Justice, to reform personal insolvency laws as opposed to corporate insolvency laws.

Again according to the Minister the Bill intends to provide incentives for lending institutions to sort out various debt issues between themselves and their borrowers.

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