Family Law Act 1995

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Family Law Act 1995


Number 26 of 1995


FAMILY LAW ACT 1995

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2019


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Family Law Act 1995. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law

All Acts up to and including Central Bank (National Claims Information Database) Act 2018 (42/2018), enacted 27 December 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 1 of 2019), made 3 January 2019, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 26 of 1995


FAMILY LAW ACT 1995

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2019


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment and preserves the format in which it was passed

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1979, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Domestic Violence Act 2018 (6/2018)

Mediation Act 2017 (27/2017)

Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015)

Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013)

Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (32/2013)

Finance (No. 3) Act 2011 (18/2011)

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010)

Adoption Act 2010 (21/2010)

Fines Act 2010 (8/2010)

Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (27/2009)

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (14/2008)

Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2008 (2/2008)

Finance Act 2006 (6/2006)

Health Act 2004 (42/2004)

Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 (31/2004)

Civil Registration Act 2004 (3/2004)

Capital Acquisitions Tax Consolidation Act 2003 (1/2003)

Pensions (Amendment) Act 2002 (18/2002)

Courts and Courts Officers Act 2002 (15/2002)

Finance Act 2000 (3/2000)

Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999 (31/1999)

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (39/1997)

Finance Act 1997 (22/1997)

Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 (18/1997)

Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996 (33/1996)

Pensions (Amendment) Act 1996 (18/1996)

Domestic Violence Act 1996 (1/1996)

Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990)

All Acts up to and including Central Bank (National Claims Information Database) Act 2018 (42/2018), enacted 27 December 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Land Registration Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 483 of 2012)

Pension Schemes (Family Law) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 254 of 2012)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 203 of 2012)

Registration of Deeds Rules 2009 (S.I. No. 350 of 2009)

Land Registration Rules 2009 (S.I. No. 349 of 2009)

Registration of Deeds Rules 2008 (S.I. No. 52 of 2008)

Trust Racs (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 182 of 2007)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Disclosure Of Information) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 301 of 2006)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Disclosure Of Information) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 633 of 2005)

European Communities (Judgments in Matrimonial Matters and Matters of Parental Responsibility) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 112 of 2005)

European Communities (Judgments in Matrimonial Matters and Matters of Parental Responsibility) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 472 of 2001)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 349 of 1998)

Equality and Law Reform (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 297 of 1997)

Pension Schemes (Family Law)Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 107 of 1997)

Occupational Pension Scheme (Family Law Act, 1995) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 64 of 1997)

Order Entitled Family Law Act 1995 (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 46 of 1996)

All statutory instruments up to and including Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 1 of 2019), made 3 January 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 26 of 1995


FAMILY LAW ACT 1995

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2019


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