Legal proceedings in which relatives of Celine Cawley are seeking orders disentitling her husband and convicted killer Eamon Lillis to any interest in his wife's estate have been adjourned for three weeks.
Ms Cawley's brother Christopher Cawley and her sister Susanna Cawley are seeking a declaration, under section 120 of the succession Act 1965, that Lillis "has predeceased the deceased" and be effected declared dead.
The action, brought on the grounds including that due to his actions, Lillis is an unworthy person to succeed his later wife, is aimed at seeing Lillis lose his 50% interest in two homes, at Rowan Hill, Windgate Road, Howth and Tramway Court Sutton, as well as his interest in a number of joint bank accounts, and bonds held by the couple.
If the application is successful Lillis's interest would be transferred to the couple's teenage daughter, who turns 18 later this month. It is understood that Lillis claims he is entitled to an interest in the assets.
Today, the Master of the High Court Mr Edmund Holohan SC was informed that the matter could be adjourned to a date later this month in order to allow Mr Lillis time to respond to the application.