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Access Access refers to the right of a child to maintain direct contact with the parent with whom the child does not reside
Annual Report Courts Service Annual Report

 

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Bail A person enters a written bond committing to appear before the court to answer the charges made against them
Bankruptcy If you are unable to pay your debts, you can petition the court to adjudicate you a Bankrupt 

 

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Careers in the Court Service Information on careers in the Courts Service
Care Representatives An application for the appointment of a Care Representative should be made to the Circuit Court
Commercial Court The Commercial Court is a division of the High Court which deals solely with significant commercial cases
Custody Custody refers to the day-to-day care, residency and upbringing of children who are regarded as dependent children
Customer Service & Complaints All complaints will be dealt with promptly and in an objective and courteous manner

 

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Data Protection Data Protection is the means by which the privacy rights of individuals are safeguarded in relation to the collecting and processing of their personal data
Deed Poll A deed poll is most often used to declare an intention to change one’s name.
Determinations Determinations of the Supreme Court
Divorce A decree of divorce dissolves a marriage and allows each party to remarry
Domestic Abuse/Violence Domestic abuse is violence or other forms of abuse by one person against another person that they are, or were, in an intimate relationship with
Drug Treatment Court The Drug Treatment Court (DTC) is a District Court that provides supervised treatment, education and rehabilitation for offenders with problem drug use

 

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eLicensing (see Licensing) Licensing facilitates the processing of licensing applications online for legal firms
Enduring Powers of Attorney Appointing a person (an Attorney), to look after your financial and/or personal affairs, in the event that you no longer have the mental capacity to do so yourself.

 

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Family Law Information on domestic violence/abuse, divorce, separation, maintenance, mediation, guardianship, custody, access and more
Fines Find information about paying Court Fines here
Freedom of Information The Freedom of Information Act 2014 allows members of the public to access information held by the Courts Service which is not routinely available through other sources

 

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Guardianship Guardianship describes the legal responsibility of parents to make decisions and perform duties in relation to their child's upbringing
   

 

H

History of the law in Ireland Remembering our past

 

J

Judges Judges of the courts
Judgments Judgments of the courts
Judicial Review Judicial Review is a mechanism by which an application can be made to the High Court to challenge the decision making processes of administrative bodies and lower courts
Judicial Separation When a couple cannot agree the terms by which they will live separately, either party can apply to the court for a decree of judicial separation
Jury Service Jury service is one of the most important duties that you can be asked to perform as a citizen.

 

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Legal Costs Adjudicaton   The Office of the Legal Costs Adjudicators supports access to independent, impartial and objective assessment and determination
 of legal costs incurred as a result of court / legal proceedings or disputed costs between legal practitioners and their clients. 
Licensing Licensing facilitates the processing of licensing applications online for legal firms

 

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Maintenance Maintenance is financial support paid by a person for the benefit of a dependent spouse/civil partner and/or dependent children
Marriage Exemption You can apply to court to reduce the notice period required in respect of a marriage
Mediation Mediation helps couples who have decided to separate to resolve any disputes they may have in relation to the key issues of custody and access to children

 

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Nullity Nullity, in family law relates to nullity of marriage and nullity of civil partnership

 

O

Offices Contact details and opening hours

 

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Passport Issues (Family Law) Where one or other parent/guardian will not or cannot sign a passport application on behalf of a child, an application can be made to the court
Paternity Fathers who are not married to the mother of their children and are not named on the birth certificate may need to prove paternity in order to apply for guardianship, custody or access to their children
Possession proceedings When a financial institution commences proceedings to possess a property
Practice Directions Practice Directions set out the procedures to be followed when bringing preceedings before the courts
Probate The process to give lawful authority to deal with a deceased person's estate.
Publications Courts Service Publications

 

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Repossession (see Possession proceedings) When a financial institution commences proceedings to possess a property

 

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Small Claims Information on making a claim through the Small Claims procedure
   

 

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Taxing Master Rulings The Taxing Masters Office is now known as the Office of Legal Costs Adjudicators of the High Court
Terms & Sittings Court terms and sittings dates

 

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Wardship Information on wardship for adults and minors
Working in the Courts Service (see Careers in the Court Service) Information on careers in the Courts Service