Family & Matrimonial Law

Our Family Law department provides specialist legal advice to clients faced with problems associated with relationship breakdown and disputes regarding children. We understand the inevitable distress and sensitive nature of family related legal issues. We adapt our approach to suit the individual circumstances of your case to ensure your case is dealt with sensitively.

Patrick Gillen is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland Children Order Panel and is a certified Family Mediator.

Divorce & Matrimonial

Our solicitors provide advice and representation to clients seeking advice regarding marital breakdown. We understand that when faced with relationship breakdown you may have questions that need answered quickly and with accuracy.

We provide clear and concise advice in relation to:

  • Divorce & Judicial Separation
  • Civil Partnership disputes
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Matrimonial property
  • Maintenance

Child Custody & Access

Our solicitors provide advice regarding all matters concerning living arrangements for children. If Living arrangements or any other issue relating to a child cannot be agreed it is left to the courts to decide.

Our solicitors represent clients in matters relating to:

  • Residence Order Applications
  • Contact Order Applications
  • Specific Issue order Applications
  • Prohibited Steps Order
  • Applications Parental
  • Responsibility Applications
  • Name Change Applications
  • Grandparents Rights

Child Welfare & Social Services

We provide advice and representation for clients both in dealings with social services and in court proceedings in matters concerning child welfare.

Our solicitors represent clients in matters relating to:

  • Applications by social services for Care Order / Emergency Protection Order (EPO)
  • Secure Accommodation Applications
  • Applications for contact with children in care
  • Adoption & Wardship Proceedings
  • Pre Proceedings case Conferences
  • LAC Review Meeting
  • Child Protection Case Conferences
  • Education Supervision Orders

Domestic Violence

We provide legal support to victims of domestic violence and harassment. We have extensive experience in assisting clients in applications for non molestation orders and occupation orders.

We can make emergency applications to the court to obtain urgent protection from domestic violence.

Cohabitation Disputes

We advise unmarried clients who have lived with a partner on their legal rights should their relationship end. Common problems include division of jointly owned property and joint debts. If you are planning on jointly purchasing a property with your partner you may wish to seek legal advice before doing so.

Our Services

Require Advice?

If you require advice or representation in relation to any of the matters listed above please contact us by telephone or using our online enquiry form.

Telephone:

(028) 9061 2144

Require Advice?

If you require advice or representation in relation to any of the matters listed above please contact us by telephone or using our online enquiry form.

Telephone:

028 9061 2144
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