Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Irish Variations

There is an article in April's edition of The Journal looking at the differences between England & Wales and Ireland of seeking a variation to periodic payments (spouse maintenance). Divorce in Ireland is something I know little about and it was of some interest to discover a “clean break” is precluded and the majority of ancillary relief orders may be granted at the time of divorce/judicial separation “or at any time thereafter”.

Apparently when economic times were good this lead to a number of “second bite of the cherry” cases seeking increased or additional financial provision to what had been agreed on separation or divorce. Of course during the present downturn the opposite is true and the door is open for downward variations.

Full story Source The Journal 20 April 2009


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