In This Section

The Family Law Act 2019

By: Karen Tobin | Posted on: 02 Dec 2019


The much-awaited legislation to reduce the time period in which a person can apply for a Divorce from four years to two years commenced on 1st December 2019. Section 5 of the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996 has been amended to reflect this changed.

The Family Law Act, 2019 is applicable to applications made on or after the 1st of December 2019 together with applications that have already been issued but have not yet been determined by the courts.

It is hoped that this will ease the financial and emotional burden which parties have had to endure in prolonged unnecessary litigation.


For more information on divorce or any Family Law matters, contact a member of our Family Law team.

We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. Read More Allow Cookies