We offer compassionate and professional legal representation for helping you resolve care proceedings, adoption, divorce, ancillary relief amongst other services.
At P.A. Duffy and Company we pride ourselves on our ability to alleviate the stress involved with dealing with family law matters and our dedicated solicitors are committed to putting the interests of our clients first.
Our legal team engage on a daily basis with specialist family and children’s law barristers, as well as counsellors and agencies supporting children and victims of domestic abuse. This leaves us well placed to advise on a wide range of problems that our clients may encounter such as issues of contact with children for example.
We have attained a strong reputation for our family and children law services and can offer representation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
We have particular expertise in child law disputes, our solicitors have ample experience in helping our clients to secure contact with children following a breakdown in family relations.
At P.A. Duffy & Co. we understand that relationship breakdown can be an extremely stressful time for the couple and for children involved. Therefore, we provide a high level of professionalism and expertise in Family and Children’s law.
We also aim to create a supporting environment to alleviate the stress and discomfort. Should you require any advice on any aspect of Family law, our experienced and knowledgeable solicitors are here to support you every step of the way. You can trust P.A. Duffy & Co. to handle your query with great sensitivity, expertise and care.
We offer services in:
- Divorce, Separation & Ancillary matter
- Residence – Residence is a term used to describe where the child will live for the majority of their time
- Financial Settlement
- Children’s Law Issues
- Private law contact
- Custody/Access Disputes
- Child and Spousal maintenance – one of you may agree to pay the other a lump sum or ongoing spousal maintenance payments. Both are designed to help the financially weaker person adjust to their financial position after divorce
- Pension Sharing
- Co-habitation rights
- Child abduction cases
- Civil Partnerships
- Matrimonial Agreements
- Public law Adoption, Wardship and Care Proceedings
- Private law contact – where parents have split up and there is a disagreement about who the children should live with and have contact or otherwise spend time with
- Property Adjustment orders- Gives court powers to change or transfer ownership of property regardless of whether one spouse or civil partner is the legal owner or whether you are joint legal owners
- Domestic Violence Issues
- Collaborative settlements – legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their solicitors and, on occasion, other family professionals in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of litigation
- International Child Abduction
- Grandparents’ Rights
- Trusts on Divorce- A trust may have been set up primarily as a way of passing assets down from generation to generation. If you or your partner has a beneficial interest in a trust, it is a resource that might be available to you and it has to be disclosed
- Specific Issues Maintenance – a specific issue that has arisen in relation to a child, whereby the court makes a decision upon that issue, usually when the parents are unable to reach agreement as to the issue