Irish Family Law
Anne and Michael, who were married for eight years, have been at a separate address for the last five years, The couple have one child, Kate aged 7. The couple have never formally entered a separation agreement, however, Michael has been paying regular maintenance for Kate since he left the family home five years ago. Michael recently entered a new relationship and wants to make a commitment. When he contacted Anne about getting a divorce however, she informed him that she would never agree to a divorce. (1) Explain the legal position on divorce to Michael with reference to The Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996. (2) Briefly advise Michael as to any other remedies available to the couple on the breakdown of their marriage. A. Read Section 5 of Divorce Act that set out requirements for divorce in Ireland. B. Irish Family Law.