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Welcome to Justin Spain Solicitors

… a boutique private client law firm specialising in family law. Family law differs from other areas of the law in that relationship breakdown or disputes regarding children are particularly personal and difficult for those involved. As such family law disputes require a special set of skills, both professional and personal.

We will give you clear, objective and pro-active advice while taking a practical route to achieving an appropriate outcome. From the beginning we will keep you informed of all developments in your case and use our many years of experience to achieve the best result possible for you.

The firm takes on only a limited number of clients at any one time so that each client receives focused, personal advice and attention. Where possible we try to resolve disputes before they reach a Court as this is usually the best option for all concerned, both in terms of legal costs and in terms of preserving lines of communication between the parties going forward.

It is important to note that the information on this site is not designed to replace the need for high quality legal advice as each client has a unique set of circumstances. However, it may give you some understanding of the issues involved.

Practice Areas

Divorce and Separation

We advise our clients of the potential implications of separation and divorce and provide objective, sensitive legal advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

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There is a legal responsibility on spouses to maintain each other and also any dependent children of the marriage in accordance with their means.

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Access/Custody of Children

For married couples, both parents are automatically Guardians of their children and have joint custody of them.

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Generally speaking one parent is not permitted to relocate to another country without the consent of the other parent.

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Civil Partnership

After many years on the political agenda the Civil Partnership Bill 2009 was published during the summer of that year.

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New rights and obligations relating to couples that cohabit have been introduced pursuant to the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations…

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Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Couples intending to marry in Ireland are free to enter into pre-nuptial agreements if they wish to.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence remedies are normally sought in the District Court. The most common orders sought are:…

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Pensions are often a significant marital asset, especially since the bursting of the property bubble. There are a number of different categories of pension…

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Latest News

29Nov 16

Australian wife allowed to return home with children

Relocation cases are always extremely difficult for courts to adjudicate on as they usually mean that one parent or the other is going to see a lot less of their children and so there are no winners in all of…

21Nov 16

Proposal to reduce divorce wait to two years

Josepha Madigan, family law Solicitor and TD, has introduced a Private Members Bill to allow the time that you have to be living apart from your spouse before you can apply for a divorce from four years to two. This…

06Nov 15

Cohabit with care!

New rights and obligations relating to couples that cohabit have been introduced pursuant to the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (“the Act”) which came into law in January 2011. The rights and obligations for…

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