Complex Family Law

What We Do

The breakdown of a relationship is one of the most stressful events in your life. As family law solicitors, we hope that we can make things a little easier for you by giving you all the help you need to fully understand the legal and practical consequences of the breakdown of your relationship. We will help relieve some of the uncertainty of your very difficult situation.

We will work closely with you to reach a satisfactory resolution. Our aim is to resolve matters amicably. If that is not possible we will assist you with the family court process.

We will advise and guide you through every step of the family law courts process and explain to you clearly the position of family law in Ireland. In matters involving guardianship, custody and access, we are sensitive to the needs of children and work towards a resolution which will minimise the impact of litigation upon them.


“I have never interacted with a Solicitor who has demonstrated such dedication to duty above and beyond what could have been expected. Helen is an exceptional ambassador for your company, a real lady who dealt with my complicated legal issues in a manner that has forever enhanced my perception of the legal profession.”

Family Law Client

Helen Coughlan heads our Family Law Department and she is a qualified mediator, collaborative practitioner and family law solicitor. She has extensive experience in litigating family law matters through the courts.

What we provide is a superior specialised service which we make as cost-effective as possible. A Divorce or Judicial Separation may involve complex legal, pension, tax and financial issues and we call on a panel of experts (including barristers, accountants, tax advisors and pension consultants) to assist us where necessary to represent our client’s interests.

The main areas of our family law practice include:

  • Separation Agreements
  • Judicial Separation
  • Divorce law
  • Family Mediation
  • Collaborative law
  • Co-habitation and non-marital relationships
  • Maintenance for children
  • Children – guardianship custody, access
  • Recognition of Foreign Marriages

We recognise that being involved in family law can be very stressful and we do our best to minimise that by making sure that:

  • Your case is moved as quickly as possible;
  • You are kept informed;
  • You can contact us easily;
  • You pay what is fair and you know in advance, at each stage, exactly what you will be charged.

“The service was extremely professional. I found it at all times to be very comprehensive and carried out in a courteous and diligent manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.”

C.S., Dublin