Government may allow prenuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements are likely to become a more frequent feature of Irish family law if the government accepts proposals by a special study group.

24th March, 2007

The group was set up last December by justice minister Michael McDowell to study the operation of the law with respect to pre-marriage agreements.

The group, chaired by senior counsel Inge Clissmann, includes senior barristers and solicitors and representatives of the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice.

It was asked to study and report on the operation of the law on prenuptial agreements since the introduction of divorce in 1997, taking...

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