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Family Law

We in Donal Ryan Solicitors provide comprehensive advises on all family law matters. We believe in a direct and practical solution based approach, and where possible use a non confrontational and collaborative approach when dealing with family law problems. Máire McMahon who since 2001, when she began working in South Tipperary, has built an extensive reputation as a family law lawyer heads our family law Department. Máire completed a Masters in Law, in Family Law and Family Policy from the University of East Anglia prior to becoming a Solicitor.

We aim to alleviate some of the stress and difficulties experience by family law clients, during this traumatic time in their lives, by resolving the legal elements of their relationship in a satisfactory and speedy manner.

When dealing with matters that involve children, we work towards a solution which takes the best interests of the children into account and work to minimise the impact upon them.

We understand that costs can be a concern for clients and aim to deliver our service in a cost effective way and to keep the clients informed at all stages of the costs involved, as the case progresses.

Every family is unique and we aim to meet your individual needs by providing a wide range of services in Family Law

  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Children & the Law
  • Guardianship
  • Custody
  • Access
  • Passport Applications
  • Maintenance



Whether by separation agreement or Judicial separation in the Circuit or High Court.


Which can be granted by a Court, once the parties are living apart for four of the last five years. This allows parties to remarry.

Cohabitants Agreements

For parties, of the same sex or different sexes who are living together but are not married.

“There is no such thing as a ‘Normal Family’. Family law has evolved monumentally in the last few decades to the point where Ireland became the first country to recognise same sex marriage by way of a public vote and the right not to marry is protected. “

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