Entries by D1ll0n_adm1n

Business owners- Planning for the future

It is a common trait among business owners that they fail to properly plan for the future of their business. This can create significant stress and worry for business owners and can also bring about outcomes which are not very tax efficient for them. On the other hand planning for one’s exit from the business, […]

Law Society calls on major reform in Family Law

In a major submission in May of this year the Law Society declared its support for the changes to the Referendum (subsequently passed) which has allowed for the removal of Divorce from our constitution and for it to be dealt with in legislation. The Law Society also supported the replacement of the period of 4 […]

Brexit and its impact on Family Law in Ireland and Britain

The impending departure of Britain from the EU will cast huge doubt on the current status of supremacy of EU Law in relation to Family Law in circumstances where recognition of orders between Ireland and the UK are concerned. At present there are 2 Brussels regulations known as Brussels 1 and Brussels 2. Currently Brussels […]

Dissipation of Marital Assets/Conduct

Dissipation of Marital Assets/Conduct The Court has an obligation to ensure that proper financial provision is made for both spouses in Separation and Divorce proceedings. The Family Law Act 1995 and the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996 give the Court discretion in determining proper financial provision for the spouses having regard to a list of […]

Frequently asked questions on Re-Mortgage

  Frequently asked questions on Re-Mortgage Why should somebody consider a re-mortgage? Now that is starting to change as people realise that many Irish mortgage holders are simply paying too much on their mortgage and are starting to consider moving to a cheaper lender. Maybe your lender hasn’t offered you a new rate after the […]

Dillon Solicitors go back to college!

  Dillon Solicitors go back to college!   On Wednesday last, four of the of the Solicitors from the office, Brendan Dillon, Pauline Horkan, Niall MacCarthy and Lorna McArdle visited UCD to give a talk on a wide variety of issues including Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, sale and purchases of property and remortgage of […]

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019

  The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019   On the 4th June 2019, parts of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 became effective, which introduced a number of amendments to the current residential tenancies legislation It’s aim is to give more rights to tenants.   Landlords and Tenants should make themselves aware of the amendments. […]

Circumstances where court will review previously agreed terms

  Circumstances where court will review previously agreed terms   In a recent case of KC v TC the High Court were asked to revise a previously agreed division of sale proceeds of a property with the applicant claiming that the proceeds were insufficient to make proper provision. However, the court held that the difference […]

Important case on significance of previously required assets

  Important case on significance of previously required assets   In a recent High Court Case of DE v FG (January 2019) Judge Binchy set out some interesting statements in relation to assets acquired by one of the parties prior to marriage. When the matter came before the court the children of the marriage were […]