Family Law 2Disputes among Spouses, Partners or Co-habitants are very emotional and difficult experiences for any person to have to go through.  They also have far reaching effects for not only the parties concerned but also any children who may form part of the family unit.  Martin J. Burke Solicitors are acutely aware of the sensitivity of issues that arise during a family breakdown and the level of stress that results from having to face these issues head on.  We aim to provide legal services which not only ensure that your rights and the rights of all children will be protected but ensure that this is provided in a understanding and supportive manner. 


As a general rule we encourage people to resolve disputes within the family if at all possible by way of mediated or negotiated agreements in order minimise the impact on the day to day lives of all parties, but particularly any children involved.  If it is possible to resolve the differences in this way Martin J. Burke Solicitors can direct you to reliable mediation services or negotiate a formal separation agreement on your behalf with the other party involved or alternatively help you apply for a Court ordered Judicial Separation.  If a separation agreement can be successfully negotiated between the parties this can later form the basis for a Divorce, if required, and greatly reduce the cost, energy and effort involved at a later date.

If it is not possible to resolve the differences in this way Martin J. Burke Solicitors can advise you in relation to your legal rights and responsibilities under Irish Family Law to seek the assistance of the Courts in protecting your rights and the rights of any children forming part of the family unit.   We will prepare, lodge and move the necessary Court Application in the appropriate Court to assist you in protecting these rights.  If necessary we will also instruct other trained professionals such as Accountants, Tax Advisors, Actuaries, Agricultural Consultants and Pension Advisors as appropriate to ensure a full and accurate picture of the financial standing of the family unit is being presented to the Court.  The majority of financial awards of the Court are granted as a percentage of family assets and, as such it is very important that the Court is fully informed in relation to the finances of the family.

In assisting you with your Family Law difficulties we will also seek other Court Orders if necessary.  Examples of some of these Orders are:-

  • Maintenance Orders;
  • Custody and Access Orders;
  • Guardianship Orders;
  • Protection Orders;
  • Barring Orders;
  • Attachment and Committal Orders for failure to comply with an earlier Order of the Court;
  • Judicial Separation Orders;
  • Divorce Orders;
  • Discovery Orders;
  • Division of Assets Orders;
  • Pension Adjustment Orders;


For more information on any of the above please contact us here.

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