Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,
this concise exposition and analysis of the essential elements of law with
regard to family relations, marital property, and succession to estates in
Ireland covers the legal rules and customs pertaining to the intertwined
civic status of persons, the family, and property.
After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth
discussion of the sources and instruments of family and succession law, the
authorities that adjudicate and administer the laws, and issues surrounding
the person as a legal entity and the legal disposition of property among
family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, and residence;
marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; succession and
inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates
are all treated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any
situation likely to arise in legal practice.
The book is primarily designed to assist lawyers who find themselves having to
apply rules of international private law or otherwise handling cases connected
with Ireland. It will also be of great value to students and
practitioners as a quick guide and easy-to-use practical resource in the
field, and especially to academicians and researchers engaged in comparative
studies by providing the necessary, basic material of family and succession
The Author. List of Abbreviations. General Introduction. Chapter 1. General
Background of the Country. Chapter 2. Historical Background of the Irish Legal
System, Family Law, and Succession Law. Selected Bibliography. Part I.
Persons Chapter 1. The Status of a Person. Chapter 2. Registration of
Civil Status. Chapter 3. Personality Rights. Chapter 4. Names. Chapter 5.
Nationality. Chapter 6. Domicile and Residence. Chapter 7. Mentally
Handicapped Persons. Part II. Family Law Chapter 1. Marriage.
Chapter 2. Divorce, Judicial Separation, Legal Separation, Matrimonial Relief,
and Foreign Judgments. Chapter 3. Cohabitation without Marriage. Chapter 4.
Filiation. Chapter 5. Adoption. Chapter 6. Parental Authority, Guardianship,
Custody, Access, and Matters Relating to Children. Part III. Matrimonial
Property Law Chapter 1. Matrimonial Property Dispute Resolution. Part IV.
Succession Law Chapter 1. Succession. Chapter 2. Intestate Succession. Chapter
3. Testamentary Succession. Chapter 4. Acts Inter Vivos Related to the Estate.