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Family Law Solicitors Serving Ireland

At McCarthy + Co, we understand that a breakdown in your relationship with a family member can be a very traumatic and stressful time for you. That is why we place a lot of emphasis on providing an attentive personal and empathetic service to help you through the situation you are dealing with, be it separation or divorce, or associated issues such as child custody and maintenance.

Achieving Positive Outcomes for Families

Our family law department is led by Clíodhna O’Regan, a specialist solicitor with many years of experience dealing with the courts system in Ireland. Clíodhna and her support team have assisted many clients seeking expert guidance on a range of delicate family matters including separation agreements, divorce proceedings, child custody and maintenance, asset distribution, business, agricultural, and property related matters.

Dealing with a family or marital breakup can be immensely challenging, so you need solicitors on your side to help you make the right decisions and guide you through to the very best outcome for yourself and your wider family’s needs. If our team can take on your case, we will do our utmost on your behalf to achieve the best financial settlement possible, ensuring that we have fully considered your priorities and anticipated outcome. We will be honest with you from the start on what we believe to be achievable and how we can help you to achieve it.

People choose McCarthy + Co for assistance with family related matters as we are:


Experts in family law with many years of experience in securing fair financial settlements


Have over 100 verified reviews on Trustpilot with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5


Have an attentive, empathetic and personal approach in all cases that we assist with

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Our Areas of Expertise

Our solicitors deal with a broad range of family law related matters, including:

Divorce and Separation

Helping our clients understand the legal processes and options available to them, alongside document preparation, mediation, and court representation. We’ll help you achieve a fair settlement in your divorce or legal separation.

Family Law Agreements

Should you have any concerns in relation to cohabiting long-term with a partner, or what might happen to your property in the event of a relationship break down, our legal team can provide you with expert guidance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the questions our legal team are often asked in relation to family law.

  • Why do I need a family law solicitor?

    If you own property, have a stake in a business or multiple businesses, have pensions or other assets, and you are going through a divorce or another type of breakdown in a family relationship, you will need a solicitor on your side who has experience in achieving fair settlements for their clients. Family courts in Ireland want to ensure equity, and agreements to financial disputes must be court approved. Our team have many years of experience dealing with the courts system in Ireland. We can help you secure the best possible future for you and your family.

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  • Is it a legal requirement to appoint a solicitor in family law cases?

    There is no legal requirement to appoint a solicitor in civil cases such as divorce settlements or child custody proceedings, however it is advisable to do so. The courts system in Ireland can be a challenging and intimidating experience for anyone who has not dealt with it before. You also need someone on your side who understands the law, understands your rights, and can fight your corner using this expertise. If you are worried about the cost of your legal fees, our friendly team will be happy to discuss how much your case might cost and the benefits of working with us to achieve your desired settlement.

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  • When should I hire a family law solicitor?

    If you are dealing with a situation in your family regarding a dispute or a settlement, then it is likely that you will need to hire a solicitor specialising in family law to help you resolve it. If you are currently unable to resolve any financial disputes relating to divorce, child maintenance or custody, inheritance, or asset ownership, it would be wise to appoint a solicitor who can handle the mediation and negotiation with all parties. Any situation that requires court involvement is going to be challenging, so you need someone on your side who has experience with this process.

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  • What is mediation?

    Mediation is the process entered into by people who are struggling to reach an agreement regarding finances, property, business investments, and assets. Mediation is a voluntary process that requires all parties involved in a dispute to consent to. A dispute can only be resolved when all parties in the mediation reach a resolution agreement. At this point, the resolution becomes binding when it is set down in writing and signed by all parties.

The Family Law Team at McCarthy + Co

About McCarthy + Co

McCarthy + Co. are a team of solicitors with more than 30 years of experience in providing legal advice, guidance and assistance to clients across Ireland.

We are a family-run business with offices in Dublin and Cork, but we have dealt with clients everywhere from Galway and Limerick to Waterford. We are honest, plain-speaking and thorough – we will work alongside you to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Our Awards & Accreditations

We are a multi-award winning firm, accredited by the Law Society of Ireland.

Irish Law Awards 2022 - Winner of Excellence & Innovation in Client Services
Irish Law Awards 2022 - Excellence & Innovation in Client Services
Irish Law Awards 2021 - Litigation Law Firm of the Year (Munster)
Q9000 The Legal Quality Standard of Ireland
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Our Partners

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Flor McCarthy

Flor McCarthy

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wears multiple hats, not only as the managing partner of one of Ireland’s leading law firms, but also as an author, speaker and an acknowledged expert in client service, innovation and marketing.

Beginning his academic journey at UCC, Flor furthered his education with a master’s degree in law from UCD. After gaining valuable experience as a solicitor in Dublin, the allure of home and the family brought him back to West Cork to contribute his expertise to the family business.
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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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is a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.

John's practice involves a diverse range of cases, from personal injury and wrongful death to property damage, defective products, professional negligence and judicial reviews.
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