Family Law

Mannion solicitors have provided Family Law advice for some 35 years during which there have been enormous changes in this area of law.

Judicial Separation in 1989, Divorce in 1996, Civil Partnership in 2010 have brought countless changes for individuals, children and families. The Civil Partnership Act gives very significant rights to co-habiting and same sex couples for the first time, redefining our concepts of relationship and family.


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Relationship breakdown is invariably stressful not just for the individuals concerned but for any children and the extended families. There are difficult decisions to be made at a time when many feel most vulnerable. If there are children, such decisions can be all the more painful if exacerbated by communication blocks between the parties.

We at Mannion Solicitors offer sensitive advice, encouraging mediation and availing of collaborative law where possible and pro active co-parenting so that a Court application for Judicial Separation or Divorce is the last option used, as often as possible when a working solution has been agreed and implemented.

We attend the Dublin and outlying Courts, covering all areas of Family and relationship breakdown.

We draft and advise on completion of Separation Agreements at reasonable cost, avoiding Court Proceedings whenever possible.

We advise non-marital, cohabiting persons and same sex couples when relationships or civil partnerships break down. Consideration of the “opt out” provisions of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 is advisable for parties entering into such co-habiting relationships.