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Family Law

All key aspects of family law are covered in this highly relevant and interesting course. Participants do not need any legal knowledge and the emphasis is on up-to-date legislation case law and practical problem-solving.

The rights and obligations of all parties are detailed, whether the family is based on marriage, civil partnership, cohabitation, adoption or lone parenting. Detailed information is

provided on post-separation/divorce issues, children’s rights, access to property, the family home and inheritance, and violence in the home. This topic is also available in Public Information Presentation form.

Aim: Achieve a working knowledge of Irish family law from entry to advanced level

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic laws governing marriage,separation, annulment and divorce
  • Outline the effects of NEW legislation governing civil partnership and dissolution for same sex couples
  • Highlight NEW rights and obligations of cohabitants under recent legislation
  • Identify key post-separation/divorce/dissolution issues
  • Synopsise the main aspects of maintenance, guardianship, custody/access
  • Examine issues relating to paternal and grandparental access to children
  • Synopsise property, inheritance and family home rights
  • Identify the key legal differences between families which are based on marriage or civil partnership and those which are not
  • Outline common misconceptions and pitfalls
  • Suggest practical pre-emptive steps for cohabitants and lone parents to avoid or reduce difficulties
  • Assess legal options for tackling violence in the home
  • Highlight recent landmark case law
  • Refer to relevant advisory, information and support agencies.

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Coming Up

A Public Information Presentation entitled ‘Making a Will won’t kill you’ is to take place in Beara, County Cork at Eyeries National School at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Hosted by Eyeries NS Parents’ Association and delivered by Anne O’Carroll of Cascade Training Consultancy, this jargon-free presentation gives practical tips on how to make a will, what happens if you don’t and how best to provide for your loved ones, avail of tax breaks and ensure peace of mind. This event is a fund-raiser for the school and is open to all, but parents of young children or other dependents are particularly encouraged to attend. There will be a Question & Answer session afterwards and handouts will be provided.

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Excellent! No time wasted or needless repetition, there was information conveyed all the time. Also relaxed, no jargon and friendly.

Excellent, I will approach many situations in a more confident way. I hope to be more tuned in.

Very useful and will be used in my everyday work.

An excellent learning experience in the field of intercultural communication. Thank You!

Very very practical and useful in an everyday way. Kept my attention all day!


Well thought out.

Fascinating – Very Interesting.

Very focused. Not a minute wasted. Anne and Sabrina worked well together and are obviously really well prepared. Very enjoyable, more of this please!

An invigorating, interesting journey through dealing with interculturalism.

A very useful insight into an underestimated area of work.

Surprisingly better than I had imagined – fun but practical and informative. Thank you.

Very interesting entertaining and crucial for working and living in a multicultural society.

Helpful, enjoyable, professional, realistic and non-judgemental.

Excellent! A high standard of training.

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