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Minister of Justice & Equality, Helen McEntee has setup a Family law oversight group to improve the family law system in Ireland. She provided an option for feedback at http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Future_of_Family_Justice_Consultation. You can also email the minister about your experiences at minister@justice.ie and cc your TD’s as well (www.whoismytd.com)

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Husband says wife stripped him naked and poured hot water on his face has had a safety order refused

A man who has alleged that his wife beat him around the head with a slipper, tore off his clothes and poured hot water on his face, has had his application for a Safety Order against her refused. At a Family Law Court, the woman told Judge Alec Gabbett that she agreed with the allegations against her – and said that she was angry after learning about her husband’s affair with another woman…. Read more at https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/husband-claims-wife-angry-over-affair-hit-him-with-slipper-stripped-him-naked-and-poured-hot-water-on-his-face-42276808.html

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Report says that Judges need to be aware that extensive research exists that indicates that very young children should have frequent contact with both parents, unless there is an identified reason why this should not be the case.

We should have parenting guidelines for judges based on international research, so that a child’s right to have both parents in their lives is a priority. The default parenting order of every second weekend and one night during the week, was developed in Ireland from Expert reports to the court where child welfare issues were raised, this should not be the standard order made by the court. Judges need to be aware that extensive research exists that indicates that very – Read the full story…

Costs in the Circuit Court are at least € 10,000 per person and can exceed € 50,000 per person

Legal costs for each litigant in private family law cases in the District Court, where there are multiple adjournments are at least € 5,000 per person and costs in the Circuit Court are at least € 10,000 per person and can exceed € 50,000 per person. A major factor for these high costs is the over-crowded lists resulting in multiple adjournments and the litigants have to pay the cost of their solicitor and often barrister attending at the courthouse every – Read the full story…

O’Shea states in her thesis on the family courts that there are particularly bad outcomes for male litigants.

O’Shea states in her thesis on the family courts that there are particularly bad outcomes for male litigants. What she found striking about the system is the “relative invisibility of children” stating that “where children are caught in the crossfire of marriage and relationship break-down, the child’s perspective is often non-existent”. Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Eamonn Quinn from the Unmarried and Separated Parents of Ireland – a support group for parents in relationship difficulties said that there was a huge disparity – Read the full story…

No mother was jailed for breaching an access order

“There was a fear about how to punish [mothers],” says Dr Conneely. “They were more likely to warn, than to punish. I didn’t see anyone imprisoned. Because there was a sense that it would be harmful to children.” The researchers believe that lay litigants, mainly fathers, who are victims of access order breaches, are unaware of other recourse that they have in law.A total of 34% of the applications observed by the researchers related to maintenance and 28% of the – Read the full story…

Mother tells court she is denying ex-partner access to son over Covid-19 fears

A mother has told a court that she is denying her ex-partner access to their son because she is protecting the boy and her family from coronavirus. The couple are estranged and live in separate homes a number of miles away from each other in Co Clare. The father hasn’t seen his 12-year-old son since March 4th and solicitor for the father, Frank Doherty stated he has been denied access on 13 separate dates in March in breach of a – Read the full story…

If your ex partner breached an access order, you need to do this

You need to apply for a breach of access order at the court then at the hearing ask the judge for the enforcement order under Part 4 section 60 of the Children and Family Relationships Act for more access time and to reimburse your expenses. Relevant Act: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2015/act/9/section/60/enacted/en/html Advise source: https://www.lawsociety.ie/gazette/top-stories/lay-litigant-fathers-losing-out-in-child-access-breach-cases/

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School discriminated against father, school being ordered to pay compensation

A parents’ row over the enrolment of their daughter in a Co Clare school has resulted in the school being ordered to pay the father €3,500 compensation in a discrimination case. This follows the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) upholding the girl’s father’s claim that he was treated less favourably by the secondary school’s Board of Management than the mother of their daughter because of his gender. The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act against the – Read the full story…

In many cases fathers never had direct contact with their children again after allegations raised about their behaviour by the children’s mothers

Assessing Risk of Harm to Children and Parents in Private Law cases in the UK. In May 2019 a ‘3 month inquiry’ into issues of domestic abuse and applications to court about children, was announced by the Ministry of Justice Continue reading: https://childprotectionresource.online/assessing-risk-of-harm-to-children-and-parents-in-private-law-cases/

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Fatherlessness is the No. 1 cause of nearly all social ills we face

To be clear, father absence is the more accurate term, since fatherlessness implies that men have become “deadbeat dads” — nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, this faction exists, as do “deadbeat moms.” But the two most significant threats to a father’s presence in the home are divorce and out-of-wedlock births. It’s the breakdown of marriage, in other words, or the collapse of the family, that results in father-absent homes. Whether you feel its pain directly or not, – Read the full story…

Father Bullied to Death – the suicide note of Chris Mackney

The love that my daughter and I shared was truly special. She is a such a sweet, kind and gentle spirit. I am so sorry that I will not be there to see her grow into a beautiful woman. It absolutely crushed me to not be in her life over the last three years. I worked very hard as a father to build her confidence and self-esteem. She is smart, funny and considerate, but she didn’t know it yet. I – Read the full story…

A total of 34% of all children in the country are born to single parents but the father’s rights are totally and utterly diminished.

“I also acknowledge the work of Elizabeth Kiely and Robert Bolton in completing the work. On the day of the launch it was harrowing to hear parents discussing their experience. One gentleman in particular spoke about the fact that as an unmarried father he has no rights to his child’s report card. If his child got sick while her mother was away he had no right to sign her medical records. A total of 34% of all children in the – Read the full story…

Study had analysed 400 cases of breaches of access orders and found that no penalty or sanction had been imposed

“It is quite shocking that care orders on access are being ignored and no sanctions are being applied. What sanctions do our guests think should apply? We discussed the issue last week in the context of the example of a victim parent who had been denied access being granted more access. What sanctions would be appropriate? An issue was also raised regarding the forms in the courts. Dr. O’Shea had analysed 400 cases of breaches of access orders and found – Read the full story…