Thursday 27 July 2017

Breaking up is hard to do but pre-nups can make it a little easier

German heiress Katrin Radmacher
German heiress Katrin Radmacher

Annette Sheehan

The break-up of a marriage may have devastating consequences for all parties both emotionally and financially.

The Irish Courts have a constitutional obligation to ensure that "proper provision" is made for both spouses and any dependent children.

Judges have wide discretion and can make any orders that the Court feels appropriate in order to ensure that this objective is achieved.

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