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Family Law

The pressures of Ireland’s fast paced way of life can at times take their toll on the family unit. Unfortunately, in particular circumstances this may lead to marital breakdown. Should you find yourself in this situation it is important that you seek professional advice as soon as possible in order to establish what your next steps may be.

The family law team at Allen and Associates is an experienced team of lawyers who understand the sensitivities and emotions that may be involved when a breakdown occurs. The team appreciate the unique situation that the client finds themselves in and has the ability to provide a discreet and professional service at all times. 

It is important that you receive clear, practical advice when you discuss the options with your solicitor. Your solicitor needs to act quickly and to keep you abreast of the developing situation. The family law team aim to resolve issues as quickly as possible in order to stop the situation deteriorating and legal proceedings being required to resolve the matter. We also take a non-confrontational approach with the other parties' advisors. With over 90% of matters being resolved without court proceedings, our experience has shown us that there is nothing to be gained by needless litigation and it is better for all parties concerned if an amicable and speedy result can be achieved. Naturally, if a matter does become contentious we will pursue it rigorously and ensure that your interests are considered at all times.

Discretion and confidentiality are foremost in our mind during each case and specific security measures have been put in place to ensure that your case is managed discretely and shielded from the remainder of the firm.

Areas of practice that we can advise you on include:

  • Judicial Separation/Divorce
  • Financial matters arising from separation or divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Pre-nuptial & co-habitation agreements
  • Property disputes between co-habitees
  • Custody /access to children
  • Child abduction
  • Adoption
  • Civil annulments