James A. Boyle & Co. Solicitors
James A Boyle & Co. has decades of experience dealing with all aspects of family law. When family law issues arise it can be a (difficult and upsetting) time especially when there are children involved. We understand the need for solutions to be reached as quickly and as sensitively as possible.
At James A. Boyle & Co. we will listen carefully to you to develop a clear understanding of your needs and the approach you want to take in your family law case. We will identify the most effective route to achieve the best outcome for you and your family which is realistic and attainable.
Family law is a complex area of the legal system and that no two cases are the same. As such, we take a personalised approach to every case that we deal with, consulting our clients on the legal rights and obligations based on the individual, unique situation.
In family situations, a satisfactory outcome for both parties is preferred but the needs of our client are always our number one priority.
We appreciate that family law can be a very sensitive area and at James A. Boyle & Co, we operate and treat our clients with the utmost respect and confidentiality.
Our skilled family law solicitors have handled numerous cases throughout 30 year history and always operate in a professional and respectful manner.
We cover the following areas:
Do I need a family law solicitor?
Not all family issues or disputes will require a solicitor. For example, some parents may be able to decide on custody and access without the need for a formal agreement. However, if relationships have frayed and the situation is tense having a family law solicitor like James A. Boyle & Co can ease the process and ensure that each party involved is acting in accordance with the law.
Will I have to go to court?
Court is only necessary in certain cases, depending on the legal situation at hand. If all parties involved can agree on the conditions of the settlement with their solicitors then court is not usually necessary. However, certain cases like maintenance, child custody, barring orders, domestic violence etc. will more than likely need to go to court for settlement.
How long do divorce proceedings take place?
In 2019, a referendum reduced the time of separation required for a divorce from 5 years to 2 years. This means that you and your spouse must be separated for at least 2 years before you can apply for a divorce. The actual time divorce proceedings take will depend on each couple and how quickly they can agree on the terms of the divorce.
What is covered by the new domestic violence act?
In 2019, an Act covering new areas of domestic violence came into effect. Under this Act, domestic violence is now considered to include, not just physical violence, but also controlling behaviour which may have a damaging effect on someone’s ability to cope with everyday living.