Family Law

Family law is complex, and the decisions that you make during separation or divorce proceedings will have a lasting effect on your life. If you are going through a divorce, separation or dissolution of your civil partnership, this is likely to be a stressful time, particularly if there are children involved.

We strive to provide cost effective solutions to the serious legal and financial implications arising from the breakdown of a marriage or a relationship. We adopt a practical and client focused approach to negotiating family law settlements and where an agreement cannot be reached and litigation becomes necessary, we will provide representation in all Courts. Fiona Kelly holds a Law Society of Ireland Diploma in Family Law.

We will provide the commitment and care to put you at ease during the process, and ensure that all information is treated with sensitivity and discretion.

We provide services in the following areas of family law:

  • Custody, Guardianship and Access;

  • Paternity;

  • Passport Issues;

  • Child and Spouse Maintenance;

  • Voluntary Separation Agreements and Judicial Separation applications;

  • Divorce;

  • Nullity;

  • Protection Orders, Safety Orders and Barring Orders Applications



We are on the panel of solicitors for the Legal Aid Practitioner Scheme, enabling us to provide services to persons who have been granted a Legal Aid Certificate from the Legal Aid Board in the following Family Law matters:

  • Maintenance (other than enforcement through the District Court Clerk
  • Custody/Access 
  • Guardianship 
  • Domestic Violence 

It is essential that a person seeking Legal Aid in Family Law matters is assessed by a Law Centre before being referred to a Private Practitioner.

The Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 provides that financial eligibility will be determined by reference to a person's disposable income and, where appropriate disposable capital. 

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