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Divorce referendum 'to ask voters if politicians should have power to decide on 'pause period''

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 26-Feb-2019
Our Keith Walsh welcomes this recent announcement by Minister for Justice that referendum to reduce waiting time for Divorce will be held at the end of May 2019.

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Divorce Referendum 2019: Positive and sensible reform proposals promise an end to the divorce trap

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 30-Jan-2019
Dublin solicitor Keith Walsh, chair of the Law Society of Ireland’s child and family law committee, writes for Irish Legal News on the government’s announcement of a divorce referendum in May 2019. The confirmation by Ministers Flanagan and Madigan that the referendum to reduce the waiting time for divorce is to go ahead at the end of May 2019 finally brings Irish divorce law into the 21st century and marks a very humane approach to this complex area of law.

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Divorce Referendum in Ireland

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 22-Jan-2019
Keith was on Newstalk to discuss the new Divorce referendum in May 2019 with Pat Kenny. The referendum proposal is a reduction in waiting time for Divorce from 4 to 2 years. Currently married couples must be living 4 out of previous 5 years apart before they can start the Divorce procedure. In Keith's opinion, this is too long. Minister Josepha Madigan was very quick to get the ball rolling! 

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Updated 4 MOST IMPORTANT effects of BREXIT on Divorce and Family Law disputes concerning Ireland and the UK

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 17-Oct-2018
Updated 4 MOST IMPORTANT effects of BREXIT on Divorce and Family Law disputes concerning Ireland and the UK

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Best interests of child

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 24-May-2018

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How new Mediation Act will help legal separation, divorce and family law in Ireland

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 02-Mar-2018
Practical implications of the Mediation Act 2017 for family lawyers

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Family law Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 Hague Convention

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 06-Oct-2017
Family law - Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 - Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction1980 - Council Regulation 2201/2003 - Grave risk - Habitually resident - Acquiescence

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Family law Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991, Grave risk Welfare of child

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 06-Oct-2017
Family law - Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 - Art. 12 of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction1980 (Hague Convention) - Council Regulation 2201/2003 - Habitually resident - Grave risk - Welfare of child

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Interview with Keith Walsh on effect of Brexit on Family Law

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 25-Sep-2017
'It's a complete disaster': Getting a divorce in Ireland could get a lot harder post-Brexit

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