Family Law

“Working to achieve the best outcome for you and your family.”

Family life can be complex and arduous at times. When there is a breakdown in personal relationships, emotions can run high and often the best course of action is to speak with a solicitor and assess your options in a neutral setting.

At Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan Solicitors we approach family law matters sensitively and discreetly in order to bring about meaningful changes to your home and personal life. Our team has dealt with many family law cases successfully, helping clients navigate the often complex process of divorce/separation and child custody as effectively as possible.

We understand that when it comes to a breakdown in adult relationships, there are lots of things to consider and important decisions to be made, including the distribution of assets, financial matters and childcare issues. Often the most difficult decisions you may need to make are in relation to child custody and guardianship. We always approach such cases with dignity and respect in order to bring about the best outcome for the child(ren) involved.

We strongly believe in working to resolve family and childcare cases through fair and amicable negotiation, however, if this is not possible we are experienced in all forms of legal proceedings to achieve a satisfactory resolution given the circumstances at hand.

Fertility & Surrogacy Law

Issues around fertility and surrogacy law are on the rise across Ireland and at PKHL Solicitors we are one of the few law firms to have an expert and working knowledge of these complex issues. The law surrounding fertility and surrogacy are complex and always changing, largely in-part due to the advances in medical science and changing social attitudes. To assist anyone considering this option, we have prepared a Guide called “Surrogacy: A Route To Parenthood In Ireland”. To find out more and download your copy of this guide, please click here.

We provide specialist legal advice on the following areas:

  • Separation, divorce agreements and court proceedings
  • Pre-nuptial & co-habitation
  • Custody & access
  • Child maintenance
  • Property & asset disputes
  • Childcare Law
  • Surrogacy/Fertility Law

To find out more about how Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan Solicitors can assist you with Family Law, please click here to complete our short form and we will be in touch.

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“Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan has worked with us on a number of different matters, particularly commercial contracts and property matters. They tend to have specialists in each area which means we get the benefit of a very high level of expertise. We find them very responsive to our requirements, they quickly understand what has to be done and deliver the outcomes we need without delay. We value their assistance highly, and I would not hesitate to give them my recommendation.”David Ruane — Managing Director, Pulse Fashion Accessories, Newcastle, Co Dublin

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