The Dublin Circuit Family Courts began a trial of virtual hearings to rule judicial separation and divorce applications on consent as and from 8th May 2020. In this brief guide Keith Walsh solicitor who has completed a number of successful virtual hearings, outlines the process for DSBA members with the assistance of the most recent Dublin Circuit Family Court information.
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Some applications in person are still being dealt with by the Dublin Circuit Court office and pension adjustment orders are being granted without the necessity for attending court by sending the necessary paperwork in hard copy to the Dublin Circuit Court office. Different rules are in place for each court jurisdiction and guidance can be found on the Courts Service website.
The designated email for all email correspondence with Dublin Circuit Family Court office is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Circuit Family Court office is accepting court documents by email, hard copy by post or by placing in the drop box outside the Court office. For virtual hearings, email is preferable.
1. Dublin Circuit Family Court statements set out below on STEPS FOR VMR (Virtual hearing) SCHEDULING- created by Dublin Circuit Family Court office and updated to 18th May 2020
1. FOR NEW MOTIONS for J.S. & DIVORCE ON CONSENT
2. FOR ADJOURNED MATTERS OR DATES IN THE FUTURE
for J.S. & DIVORCE ON CONSENT
DSBA President 2020