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Family Law Archive - May 2015

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Ireland votes ‘yes’ to gay marriage

The Republic of Ireland has become the first country in the world to legalise gay marriage via popular vote. After an overwhelming majority of 62% for the ‘yes’ vote, dwarfing to the ‘no’ camp’s 38%, Ireland’s gay and lesbian population will now have the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples. In... Read More

Ruling in Brazil opens doors for same sex marriage

  Same sex marriage has effectively been declared legal in Brazil after the country’s National Council of Justice (NCJ) announced that notaries can no longer refuse to marry gay couples. The Council, which includes prominent lawyers and judges, voted fourteen to one in favour of the measure, which will also require notaries to... Read More

Changing a child's surname in the family law courts

You only need to walk through the Central Family Court waiting room to hear disgruntled parents getting angry with their legal team regarding an intention to change the child’s surname. There are a number of situations in which this issue may arise, but the most common is when the mother wishes to change the child’s surname either to her... Read More
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