At Hanahoe & Hanahoe we understand that the breakdown of a marriage is incredibly stressful and difficult time for our clients.
Our clients therefore need clear, unambiguous and pro-active advice from experienced Family Law Practitioners. Our Family Law team have the depth of knowledge and expertise to immediately advise our clients on their rights and obligations arising out of the breakdown of their marriage.
WHY CHOOSE HANAHOE AND HANAHOE SOLICITORS?
1. We are an award-winning Law Firm (Leinster Law Firm of the Year for 2017 & 2018 at The Irish Law Awards).
2. You can be assured that case will be dealt with by a specialised Family Law Solicitor.
3. You will always be kept up to date with proceedings.
4. You will receive clear, unambiguous advice, free of legal jargon.
5. We are competitively priced for the service we provide.
6. We do not just attend the Family Law Courts in Naas and Dublin. We attend Family Law Courts all around the Country.
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA IN IRELAND FOR OBTAINING A DIVORCE
A divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage, which must be obtained by a Court Order. In order for a Court to grant a divorce, it must be satisfied that the following criteria has been met:
1. That both spouses have been living apart for a period of at least four years out of five.
2. There is no prospect of reconciliation.
3. And that the appropriate financial provisions have been put in place by the Court for the spouses and any existing family members.
WHAT DOES THE COURT CONSIDER BEFORE GRANTING A DECREE OF DIVORCE?
1. The Access, Custody and Maintenance provision/requirements of any dependent children
2. Issues in relation to the family home
3. The present and future financial position of the spouses, including assets held by each party.
4. The present and future financial needs which each spouse has or is likely to have.
5. The standard of living which has been enjoyed by the family, prior to proceedings being issued.
6. The age of each spouse, duration of marriage and the length of time the couple lived together.
7. Any physical or mental disabilities of the spouses.
8. The accommodation needs of each spouse.
9. The degree to which the future earning capacity of a spouse is impaired for having given up the opportunity of paid employment to look after or care for the family.
10. The conduct of each spouse.
11. The contribution which each spouse has made or is likely to make to the welfare of the family including financial contributions.
12. The rights of any persons other than the spouses, inclusive of a person to whom the spouse has remarried.
13. The court must in its order also regard any deed or separation or separation agreement signed by the spouses.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact us on:
Dublin Office:01 5255637
Naas Office: 045 897784
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