Interesting read for all those in dispute over maintenance.
It would be great to see some certainty for separating couples in terms of maintenance in the Irish legal system.
For all those getting a Divorce though the Irish courts, one of the biggest problems is there is very little guidance for the judges on what is fair. Problems collecting maintenance is a issue that is faced by a shockingly high number according to this article. Separation and Divorce is hard, especially when there are children, if this cannot be resolved through Mediation the choices are then limited, stressful, and expensive.
Susan Appelbe is a Mediator and Lawyer working in the area of Separating Couples. Susan works through Mediation with her clients who are seeking Divorce, Judicial Separation and Legal Separation. Susan mediates on all family law issues including maintenance access, guardianship, custody, foster care, adoption and division of assets. Susan is keen on reform in the area of Family Law and dislikes the use of adversarial court proceedings within a family.Susan works all over Munster, she does a lot of work in the east Cork towns of Middleton and Youghal and the north Cork towns of Mallow, Charleville, Fermoy, Mitchelstown and Macroom.