Divorce Solicitors

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When your marriage breaks down, divorce is one of the options you may wish to consider.  Divorce in Ireland involves an application to court which will result in you obtaining a court order dissolving your marriage. It will also give you the right to remarry.  You must be living apart for two out of the last three years before applying to court for a divorce.

As your family law solicitors, we will advise and guide you through every step of the court process and explain legal matters to you in plain English.  We know that the breakdown of a relationship is one of the most stressful events in your life.  As your divorce lawyers we hope that we can ease this for you by explaining fully the legal and practical consequences of the breakdown of your relationship.

When a divorce application comes before a judge, he or she will decide on all matters.  A judge will make a decision based on what he or she believes is fair and proper for both of you.  It is open to the judge to look at custody, access and maintenance or financial support if your children are under 18 (or 23 if still if full-time education).  A judge will also decide what happens to the family home and other property you may have, such as a business, shares or a pension.

Very often it is possible to reach agreement with your spouse on these matters and then a judge will make an order in accordance with your wishes, as long as the judge feels that both you and the children have been properly looked after.

The issue of living apart has been considered by the courts and it has been decided that living apart doesn’t necessarily mean living in two different houses; the Court can find that the couple has been living apart but under the same roof.

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At Patrick J Farrell & Company Solicitors, we understand the difficult and often personal nature of family law. With a legacy founded by Patrick J. Farrell and carried forward by a dedicated team, we have been advocates for justice for over four decades. Our commitment to putting our clients’ interests first, combined with our extensive legal expertise, makes us the ideal partners in your pursuit of justice.

From the moment you walk through our doors to the resolution of your case, you’ll be treated with the utmost courtesy, respect, and understanding. Choose us – where your well-being is our top priority. Reach out to us today and let our experienced solicitors guide you every step of the way.

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