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All Family Matters

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All Family Matters

DEALING WITH FAMILY LAW MATTERS
is not easy. Sometimes it is a difficult, emotional process that involves questions about important things like division of property, access, custody and maintenance.  We are real people, who understand your needs and are ready to help you get the answers and information to help guide you through this difficult time.

We are not solicitors, so we provide you with the knowledge and information without the ''hard sell''. Our aim is to make sure you get the relevant information, without all the legal jargon, so you can go away and make informed decisions in your own time regarding your own particular circumstances.

GETTING THE RIGHT INFORMATION
AT THE RIGHT TIME

This is the most important benefit of contacting the Family Law Centre today. Book an appointment and talk with someone who understands what you're going through and has all the knowledge to help provide you with the information you need.   Disclaimer

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Services

No matter what your needs are, you can count on Family Law Centre for the support you deserve. Every person's story and circumstances are different, which is why all of our services can be completely tailored to fit your specific needs and preferences. Browse through our range of services and products below to learn more about what we can do for you.

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Online or Phone Consultation

This is one of our most popular services available. It’s made a big difference for many of our customers, and is provided with the highest level of excellence. With this service you will be provided with all the information, specific to you, to help you make the right decisions at the right time. Whenever you work with Family Law Centre, you can trust that you’re in great hands. 

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District & Circuit Court Documents

It's all about paperwork and the Courts love paperwork. No matter what Family Law matter you are undertaking it will require forms / paperwork to be filled in and filed in the Court. We offer a simple solution, just give us the basic details and we will send you the the paperwork ready to print with full instructions. If there is a specific piece of paperwork or form you require that is not listed please get in touch and we will try to help.

Hours of Business

Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm

Sat: 10am - 4pm

Sun & Bank Holidays: Closed

Get in Touch

Family Law Centre is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.

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  • Is it difficult to get a Divorce or Judicial Separation in Ireland?
    Yes & No. If you and your ex spouse are in agreement about everything then yes it is relatively straightforward. If you don't agree then it can take time but if you follow the processes and rules of the Court then it will be much easier.
  • If we are still living together can we still get divorced?
    Yes. If you are living separately under the same roof you can get Divorced. Either before or once a Divorce is granted that situation will change and one person will have to leave the home unless it is being sold.
  • How long do we have to be living apart to get divorced?
    You must be living apart for at least two out of the last three years to qualify for a divorce. If you are living separately in the same home this counts as time apart. Judicial Separations has a different set of criteria, these can all be explained in a consultation.
  • How long does a consultation take?
    Every case is different but you should allow a minimum of at least one hour for your consultation.
  • Why are the District & Circuit Courts different?
    The District Court deals with Family Law matters for people who are not married or are still married but living separately i.e. Guardianship, Access, Custody, Maintenance. It also deals with Domestic Abuse applications such as Protection, Safety or Barring Orders. The Circuit Court is a higher Court and deals with Judicial Separation and Divorce for married couples and protections for Co-Habiting couples. The High Court deals with certain specific Family Law matters.
  • What is the difference between Guardianship, Custody and Access?
    This is a great question, Guardianship means the rights and duties of parents in respect of the upbringing of their children. Custody refers to the day-to-day care, residency and upbringing of children who are regarded as dependent. Access refers to the right of a child to maintain direct contact with the parent with whom the child does not reside. Visit our Blog here for mor information. The Courts Service also have an article which explains this really well, click on the link here to access the article.
  • How do I get a Maintenance Order from the Court?
    If you are not married or are still married but living separately you need to go to your local District Court Office to make an application for maintenance. The District Court is limited to the amount of maintenance that can be ordered i.e. maximum €150 per child per week and €500 spousal maintenance per week. Click here to download our guide to making a Maintenance application in the District Court. If you are seeking more than these amounts then your application needs to be made in the higher Circuit Court.
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