“All non-married couples looking to move in together should give serious consideration to entering into a co-habitation agreement to safe guard for the future should the relationship end through death or otherwise.”

Jennifer graduated from NUI Galway in 2006 with a B.A.(English) and LLB. She joined Burns Nowlan in 2012 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2016. Jennifer has been a partner in Burns Nowlan LLP since 2018.

Jennifer specialises in Family Law, Litigation and Employment Law and has built up a considerable professional reputation in representing clients in the District Court, Circuit Court and High Court.

She is an experienced practitioner within the District and Circuit Court where she appears weekly on behalf of a wide range of clients in relation to applications for Domestic Violence, Guardianship, Access, Maintenance and Custody. Jennifer also represents families whose children are subject to Supervision Orders or who have been placed in the care of the Child and Family Agency by way of Care Order.

In addition, Jennifer can offer expert advice on the drafting of Separation Agreements, applications for Judicial Separation and Divorce Decrees and Co-habitation Agreements which are of considerable importance to couples who live together but choose not to marry.

Jennifer is a qualified Mediator, accredited by the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, a member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII) as well as being an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Ireland (CIArb). As Court hearings are regularly delayed by the sheer volume of cases being processed Jennifer can now offer mediation as an alternative dispute resolution. The advantage of mediation over other dispute resolution methods is that it is a faster and less costly method to resolve disputes.

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