Family Home Protection Act 1976

Registration of notice of existence of marriage.


12.(1) A spouse may register in the Registry of Deeds pursuant to the Registration of Deeds Act, 1707 (in the case of unregistered property) or under the Registration of Title Act, 1964 (in the case of registered land) a notice stating that he is married to any person, being a person having an interest in such property or land.

(2) The fact that notice of a marriage has not been registered under subsection (1) shall not give rise to any inference as to the non-existence of a marriage.

(3) No stamp duty, Registry of Deeds fee or land registration fee shall be payable in respect of any such notice.


Editorial Notes:


Form of application under section prescribed (1.05.2008) by Registration of Deeds Rules 2008 (S.I. No. 52 of 2008), rule 16 and Form 5, in effect as per rule 1.