The family is usually the strongest support structure any individual has. That is why the breakdown of family relations can be particularly devastating. It is essential that you receive expert advise from someone who can ensure your rights are fully protected while simultaneously remaining sensitive to the particular challanges of your unique situation. This is especially important when children are involved.At M.E.Hanahoe Solicitors we recognise that Family Law is a particularly complex area because of the implications that must be considered apart from legal considerations. We realise that compassion and understanding are pre-requisites to providing sound pragmatic advice that will serve you now and into the future.
We can also advise on the new Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 which has introduced the concept of Civil Partnership to Irish Law. Under the act cohabiting couples can automatically accrue rights including rights to the succession of property, pension entitlements and maintenance. Often it is only at the breakdown of a relationship that the parties become aware of these rights.