Family Law

The Family Law & Childcare specialists in Gore & Grimes strive to find a practical and beneficial solution to clients at a very difficult and stressful period in their lives. They achieve this through assessing the situation the client is experiencing and then outlining the most appropriate strategy to adopt in order for the client to achieve the best possible outcome.

The team also works closely with financial professionals as, in addition to the legal implications involved in the breakdown of a relationship, there are consequent financial and taxation implications which need to be resolved.

The Department is extremely adept and skilled at negotiating detailed settlements for parties as well as bringing matters to court as may be necessary. The team act in cases appearing before the District Court, Circuit Court and High Court.

The practitioners in this Department are extremely conscious of the impact of the breakdown of a relationship upon children and proactively pursue a speedy and amicable solution to issues of childcare and custody.

The team also strives to achieve resolutions of all issues through alternative dispute processes such as mediation and collaborative law.

Specialist Areas

  • Separation and Divorce
  • Co-Habitation and non-marital relationships
  • Guardianship, custody and access
  • Maintenance
  • Division of assets
  • Domestic abuse


Mary Hayes
Alan Finnerty