Marriage breakdown is a stressful time for all parties involved. It affects every aspect of a person’s life. Shannons can provide practical legal assistance in the areas of:

  • Divorce and Nullity
  • Separation
  • Maintenance Applications
  • Custody and access
  • Guardianship
  • Barring Orders

Important areas are the family home, the children, pensions, financial and taxation implications.

The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 gives same sex couples rights and responsibilities similar, but not equal to, civil marriage.

Tim Shannon and Laura Shannon provide advice on all aspects of Family Law from Separation Agreements to Court proceedings in the District Court, Circuit Court or High Court. We can also negotiate an agreement between the parties to a marriage. You may be entitled to Legal aid and we can offer you a full Family Law service including financial advice. Please contact our family law experts – Laura Shannon or Tim Shannon to discuss your case.


Family Law News & Updates

Get Represented

Get Represented

Last week we wrote about the new Domestic Violence Act and one of our concerns related to the fact that if an Applicant is well prepared and well represented, she or he will stand a very good chance of success One of the reasons why we can say this with so much...

Domestic Violence Act 2018

Domestic Violence Act 2018

The recent Domestic Violence Act 2018 replaces the 1996 Domestic Violence Act 1996 and the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2002 and introduces major changes to the law, some of which give rise to serious concerns, particularly if you are a man. We are...

Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two individuals who are about to get married, outlining the state of finances and personal liabilities in case the marriage fails. A big advantage of having a prenuptial agreement is that it forces couples to have a...

Passport Applications and Sole Guardians

At  Shannons Solicitors LLP in Swords we provide help for people who are applying for passports where the parent is the sole guardian of the minor. When making such a passport application, an Affidavit of Sole Guardian is required. This Affidavit must be completed and...


On a previous post, we touched on Unmarried Parents and custody. To see all of Shannons Family Law related posts, just click on the tag to right of this page: 'Family Law'. Guardianship means the rights and duties of parents regarding the upbringing of their children....

The Civil Partnership Act, 2010

The Civil Partnership Act, 2010 deals with not only the registration of civil partnerships for same sex couples but also sets up a scheme for unmarried co-habiting couples both of the same sex and opposite sex who can now legalise their relationship and Tim Shannon of...