Kevin’s Blog

What is Proper Provision in Divorce Cases?

Many people, particularly wives, seem to think that if they divorce, they are automatically entitled to 50% of everything their husband has. Often the husband thinks he has the same entitlement. The position is set out in the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996, which states that every case will be […]

When even your friends are your enemies…

Image from tumblr I am in the process of taking over a family law case on behalf of a very unhappy father. He told me that his previous solicitor was not supporting his application to have joint custody of his very young son. He is a self employed man, who […]

Would this happen if he was a woman?

Before you read this, please note that I am a married man, I have two daughters and I have nine employees all of whom are women. I know this sounds like I am going to go on to say something along the lines of ‘I am not a racist but…’ […]

A Father’s Worst Nightmare

A father recently came to me and said that he had been prevented from having access with his young daughter because the mother made an allegation that he had sexually abused his daughter. His last contact with his infant daughter was prior to Christmas. We made an application for access, […]

Section 47 Reports

Anybody, who has been through the family law legal system and who has been the subject of a section 47 report, will know how critical these reports are. In my view it is absolutely essential that the parties are fully prepared before these meetings as they can have an absolutely […]