Jennifer O’Brien Solicitors at Irish Family Law Chambers, a boutique family law practice, was established by well-known family lawyer, Jennifer O’Brien. Jennifer previously practised family law at Mason Hayes & Curran, where she worked for ten years.  She also worked at McCann FitzGerald, also for a period of ten years. Jennifer is a specialist family lawyer with vast experience of family law & related matters with an emphasis on cases concerning business, investments & farming assets. Irish Family Law Chambers has particular expertise in International Family Law matters and cases concerning Brussels IIbis, the Lugano Convention & private international law matters including financial matters in an international context. We also provide legal services to those experiencing relationship breakdown including general advice on divorce, judicial separation, nullity, dissolution of civil partnership, cohabitation, domestic violence, maintenance, access and guardianship matters.

The pressures of Ireland’s fast paced way of life and indeed the recent economic difficulties can take their toll on the family unit. Unfortunately, in particular circumstances this may lead to marital/ relationship breakdown. Should you find yourself in this situation it is important that you seek professional advice as soon as possible in order to establish what your next steps might be.

We understand the sensitivities and emotions that may be involved when a breakdown occurs. The team appreciates the unique situation that the client finds themselves in and has the ability to provide a discreet and professional service at all times.

It is important that you receive clear, practical advice when you discuss the options with your solicitor. Your solicitor needs to act purposefully and to keep you abreast of the developing situation. The family law team aim to resolve issues as quickly as possible in order to stop the situation deteriorating and legal proceedings being required to resolve the matter. We also take a non-confrontational approach with the other parties’ advisors. Naturally, if a matter does become contentious we will pursue it rigorously and ensure that your interests are prioritised at all times.