Family Law is the area of law that deals with families.
Family Law covers areas such as separation, guardianship, access, custody and divorce.
The family has a special place in our constitution: Article 41.3.1 states that ‘The State pledges to guard with special care the institution of marriage, on which the Family is founded and to protect it against attack’.
Where are Family Law matters dealt with in Dublin?
In the Dublin District Family Law Office, which is located in Dolphin House, East Essex Street (not far from Temple Bar). The office deals with business for all the areas within the Dublin Metropolitan (City) Court District.
What types of cases are dealt with in the Dublin Metropolitan (City) Court District?
What does legal advice mean?
Legal advice is any oral or written advice given by a solicitor or a barrister in civil matters. It can include writing letters on your behalf and acting for you in negotiations (talks) with other persons.
Where can I go for legal advice?
If you wish to seek legal advice contact your local law centre. Details of the local law centres are available at www.legalaidboard.ie or you can call 1890 615 200.
Where I can I get free legal advice?
FLAC is an independent human rights organisation committed to equal access to justice for all. FLAC provides a free legal advice service through part-time Legal Advise Centres throughout Ireland in conjunction with Citizens Information Services. These centres are open in the evening and the service is provided by volunteer lawyers or advisors.
Phone: 01 8745690
What are the support services available to me?
There are a number of support services available to you, such as the following:
Aim Family Services – offers a confidential family law information service.
Phone: 01 6708363
TREOIR – is a national body representing statutory and non-statutory organisations that provide services for unmarried parents and their children.
Phone: 01 4964155