High Net Worth Couples Solicitors Ireland

Blanchardstown, Castleknock, 27 Mount Street Upper, Dublin City Centre

Solicitors for high asset divorce based in Dublin City Centre

At Carmody Moran Solicitors our specialist family law team has experience handling the sensitivity and confidentiality required for high-net-worth and high profile separation and high asset divorce cases and the breakdown of non marital couples.

Our Partners have significant experience of working with high net worth individuals with large property portfolios and business assets. We have in the past supported a wide range of clients with varying backgrounds and either the client or their spouse or both being high net worth individuals with roles such as:

  • Chief Executive Officer’s
  • Property Developers and Landowners
  • High Profile Business Figures
  • Political Figures
  • Celebrities
  • Senior Public and Civil Servants
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • I.T. Architects and Engineers
  • Lawyers
  • Hoteliers and Restauranteurs
  • Persons with International Connections

Our family law team worked with complete and total discretion for all of these different people.

We offer wider private client legal services that gives us excellent grounding in property law, complex financial settlements, pensions, mental health law, and public law, that enables us deal with complex situations that require resolution across varying areas of legal practice.

Our partners work closely with highly regarded experts such as forensic accountants, actuaries, financial advisors, debt resolution practitioners, valuers, and pension specialists, to combine to provide practical problem solving and a joined-up service to provide resolution of complex issues. Each of our partners have over 20 years qualification experience and bring the benefit of their significant experience to identify and avoid pitfalls, to cover all of the important issues, and to engage the right expertise at the right time.

We have dealt with high profile family law cases that have necessitated appearances before the Circuit Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and even the Commercial Courts. Our partners are expert negotiators and have worked with high net worth individuals on re-structuring, property sales, and debt settlements, as part of reaching resolution of family law issues.

We will work with you in ways that best suit your needs and meets your goals. That may involve us guiding and advising in the background or representing you and fighting your corner in the courts during a high asset divorce. Regardless of how you want to use our services, we will support you and put you and your family’s interests first.

Why choose Carmody Moran Solicitors?

Our team of leading divorce lawyers are known for their compassionate and efficient nature when dealing with relationship breakdown and divorce. We’ll work closely with you to make sure the process is easy and clear, whilst putting you in the best possible position.

Getting advice at the earliest stage can be hugely beneficial. Having a conversation with our specialist divorce lawyers will help you understand your rights, where you stand and what you need to do, and what final resolution may look like.

Our leading Dublin divorce lawyers are well-renowned specialists who provide expert family advice in all areas of Family Law including litigation and settlements (whether by lawyer driven negotiation and settlement or direct settlement or mediation).

We have high ethicial standards and understand that this is a stressful time of life changing decisions, we take pride in the speed and quality of our advice and actions. The combination of experience, expertise and its effective delivery results in the exceptional service for which our family team is renowned.

Our lawyers will always provide objective, realistic and practical advice. They draw on their experience to provide an early assessment of the likely outcome of each case.

Whether you’re seeking a divorce or legal separation, our experienced team of divorce solicitors will be able to guide you through the process and advise you on the most appropriate way forward in order to achieve the desired outcome. Our Family Law team are highly experienced in financial and property disputes involving both married and unmarried couples. We have experience acting in numerous complex and high-profile cases, enabling us to offer the highest quality of service.

Frequently Asked Questions of our High Net Worth Couples Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland

What Financial Orders can be made on separation or divorce?
A Court can make a variety of different types of financial orders, such as maintenance orders, property adjustment orders, financial compensation orders, and pension adjustment orders.
What financial information will be needed?

You will need to give full disclosure of your finances to your spouse, as will they to you, irrespective of which family law avenue you take to resolve matters.

Even if one party feels this is unfair or unduly cumbersome or expensive, full and frank disclosure is required for each party to make an informed agreement and in turn a valid and legally enforceable agreement.

An agreement made without full disclosure could be ultimately set aside if challenged which ultimately serves neither party well.

What can a husband or wife claim in a divorce?
Can a claim be made against pensions?

Yes, various types of Pension Adjustment Orders can be made, ranging from nil order to the pension being split or a portion earmarked. 

Pensions are complex assets more information regarding pensions is available on the topic of pensions here. An alternative solution can be to leave the parties’ pensions alone but to change the way other assets are shared out on division.

What claims can be made against property in a divorce?
The Courts have wide ranging ability to make a variety of different types of property adjustment orders and financial compensation orders. All advices in negotiations will relate back to what is the likely outcome before a Court.

Property contributions can require detailed assessment, as contributions can be direct (i.e. the person who made the monetary payment directly), and contributions can be indirect (support may have been given in others ways, such as by acting as co-borrower, or contributing indirectly to enable the other party finance a transaction).

Who gets to keep the family home

Family law is not determined by reference to a set rule book, it provides for a set of broad principles which the Court interpret and apply to a given situation.  There is for example no rule setting out a 50/50 division of assets, although many assume that there is such a provision at law.  This is why expert legal advice from a specialist family lawyer specific to your individual situation is critical at an early stage to identify likely outcomes and possible solutions.

What is a Freezing Order?

An application can be made to a Court to freeze certain assets pending the outcome of the hearing of a family law case if they are at risk of being dissipated or put beyond reach. This is an injunctive relief and tends to be an urgent application brought to protect against assets being reduced in the context of a marital dispute for example being put outside of Ireland, the jurisdiction of the proceedings, or being transferred to a third party.

The purpose of this type of relief is to ensure assets are not put beyond the reach of the Court when the time comes for the Court to make determinations. The formal name of such a remedy is a mareva injunction. Such an injunction can be applied against third parties, such as the bank where an account with savings that are at risk are maintained. The expert family law team at Carmody Moran Solicitors have experience of bringing such applications and for specific advice to your situation, please contact us to discuss your case.

What is spousal Maintenance and will I have to pay maintenance to my spouse?

While there has been attitude towards moving away from spousal maintenance towards endeavouring to maintain the parties independently, spousal maintenance is very much a remedy open to the Court and under Irish law, there is no clean break from the obligation to support one’s spouse or civil partner and children.

Spouses and civil partners are required to financially support each other. Maintenance is a regular payment although the Court can also make lump sum orders or periodic payment orders as part of a separation or divorce to achieve financial support obligations, as such whether or not you will pay spousal maintenance is a matter of assessment in each individual case.

In Ireland, unlike in some other jurisdictions, there is no legal formula for calculating maintenance; it is up to the parties to either reach direct agreement regarding the payment or, for the Court to decide what maintenance should be awarded. The Court will consider the income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources of both parties. It will also consider whether either party has other financial responsibilities such as a spouse or other dependent children.

Maintenance for children, is separate to spousal maintenance. There is a legal responsibility on all parents, married or unmarried, to maintain dependent children (i.e. to the age of 18 or 23 if in full time education) in accordance with their means. Maintenance can be paid periodically (i.e., weekly, fortnightly or monthly) or by way of lump sum / financial compensation.

Who pays the school fees and/or extracurricular activities after divorce?

Items such as school fees, gaeltacht fees, music, sport, and other extra curricular items can be agreed as period payments as part of maintenance, or to be split or apportioned between the parties.

What is a forensic accountant, will a forensic accountant be needed in my divorce case?

It may be necessary to involve a forensic accountant in your case if there are important actuarial calculation or comparision reports required, or if there is work to be done to trace assets through various accounts and review gaps and ommissions. This will depend upon the nature of your case.

What will happen to the family business? Is a wife always entitled to half on a divorce in Ireland?

There is no hard rule book that provides for a 50/50 division of assets in family law such as a business or investment property. Each case and asset will be reviewed individually and the applicable legal principles reviewed as to what is the likely outcome. Where there is a family business it will be in everyone’s interests that it remains financially viable not be divided where possible and practical solutions with pragmatic advice will be key to an outcome that is workable for everyone.

Your Expert Family Law / Divorce Legal Team in Dublin

At Carmody Moran Solicitors our experienced Family Law / Divorce solicitors in Ireland are on hand to advise and skilled in handling all nature of Family Law / Divorce.

The two partners of Carmody Moran solicitors have a combined total of in excess of twenty five years professional legal experience. Together with their associates they aim to make the Court process as straight forward and navigable as possible while being on hand to alleviate their clients concerns and worries about going through the Court process.

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Anthony Carmody

Partner

Anthony Carmody is one of the founding Partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors.

He has significant experience in personal injury cases and general litigation having handled literally thousands of cases on behalf of clients based in Ireland and abroad.

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Niamh Moran

Partner

Niamh Moran is one of the founding partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors and is a solicitor with wide ranging experience across all areas of general practice.

Niamh manages the family lawconveyancing in Dublin, and probate divisions of the practice. Niamh’s practice of law is extremely varied and she is regularly sought out for her expertise by clients and colleagues alike.

*While we have made every effort to provide accurate information, the law is always changing and it affects each person differently. This information is not a substitute for specific advice about you personally and it is not intended as legal advice. We will not be liable to you if you rely on this information. In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.

You should note that no solicitor/client relationship or duty of care or liability of any nature shall exist or be deemed to exist between Carmody Moran Solicitors and you until you have received a written letter of engagement from us in which we confirm our appointment as your Solicitors.

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Joe Marsh
Joe Marsh
17:59 26 Sep 22
We recently closed on a first time house purchase and we were very pleased with how the whole process was handled at Carmody Moran. They always responded clearly and promptly to the many queries I had along the way and were on the ball with following up issues with the sellers solicitors to keep the process moving.The reason I went with them originally over other options was because they gave a very clear breakdown for the charges and the quoted price we were given was transparent and easy to understand compared to other quotes I received.I will definitely use them again if the need arises and recommend them to my friends and family.
Kenneth Ohaa
Kenneth Ohaa
09:52 01 Sep 22
I got the keys to my new house a few weeks back. I cannot recommend Carmody Moran Solicitors highly enough. It was a bit lengthy as I was buying and selling at the same time. In such cases you need experienced and competent solicitors such as Carmody Moran Solicitors.Stephanie and Helen were a pleasure to work with. Very transparent and communicative. Also occasionally dealt with Lucy and Caila. They were brilliant as well.I would like to say Thank you to the entire Carmody Moran team.Kenneth
Salt Almighty
Salt Almighty
06:16 10 Aug 22
I needed a solicitor to arrange a mortgage, and they went above and beyond to help me !I would advise them to anyone
Andrew NEROH
Andrew NEROH
19:39 04 Jul 22
My partner and I recently made the acquisition of our first home and it was a lengthy and difficult process, due to the fact we were buying from a receiver.In such difficult cases, you will need a legal representation as competent and professional as Carmody Moran Solicitors on your side.We were primarily dealing with Stephanie who gave us regular updates, helped us understand what is happening and what to do. We felt our interest always came first which made every appointment with her something we looked forward to.We were also occasionally in contact with Lucy, Niamh and other brilliant members of the firm, all of whom provided an excellent level of support and knowledge in Stephanie's absence.I couldn't recommend Carmody Moran enough. I would like to give a heartfelt thank-you on behalf of myself and my partner to every one involved at the firm who helped us make our dream a reality. We will not hesitate to call upon your services again should the occasion arise.Andrew.
jonathan
jonathan
16:14 28 Jun 22
I would highly recommend Carmody Moran Solicitors. Niamh Moran and her team helped and supported me through the sale of my home. The transaction was dealt with efficiently and quickly. Every step was clearly explained from the Sale Questionnaire, Contract for Sale to Completion.
Herghelegiu Oana
Herghelegiu Oana
22:44 20 Jun 22
We just got the keys to our dream home 🏡 special thanks to Stephanie,Helen,Caila and Carmody Moran team.All the girls are very friendly and helpful.Stephanie was a pleasure to have you as our solicitor.Highly recommend!
Karolina Siwakowska
Karolina Siwakowska
20:00 28 Mar 22
We've just got the keys to our dream home and Carmody Moran has helped us with all the legal work. We've been dealing with Stephanie and Helen and they both have been great: friendly, professional and communicative. The whole process can be intimidating at times, but they've made sure to make it as easy as possible for us. They've represented us well. Highly recommended.
ciara daly
ciara daly
16:27 18 Feb 22
Anthony and his team went above and beyond for me, everything was always looked after and I was constantly kept in the loop for my RTA case. From phone calls to emails to dealing with insurers. Gave me great peace of mind that I chose the right solicitor and Anthony himself is a gentleman. I would highly recommend Carmody Moran Solicitors.
Cassandra Reyes
Cassandra Reyes
11:11 14 Jan 22
Tony is quick and responsive to me. Very professional and would definitely recommend to my family and friends.Thank you so much.
Martin Kinsella
Martin Kinsella
17:23 15 Dec 21
CarmodyMoran were a pleasure to deal with. I found them to be extremely helpful in all my queries and responded to me in a very personal and professional manner.
Marie Byrne
Marie Byrne
14:06 30 Nov 21
Anthony & Niamh are our family Solicitor, so had no hesitation when the decision was made to sell of our family home. They dealt with my dad in the most caring manner explaining everything in detail. I dealt with Helen Ryan and Stephanie Tierney. The response to every query was exceptional. An absolute pleasure to deal with. If they were unavailable Emma at reception would pass all messages on. It was a very positive experience and a fantastic team at Carmody/Moran Solicitors. Thank you. Marie Byrne
Jennifer Foley
Jennifer Foley
18:13 27 Nov 21
Excellent.I am a client of Carmody Moran for the last few years.Niamh is a lovely person she made a difficult and lengthy process easy and answered any questions in a timely manner, very approachable and thorough.With her guidance and experience I found her to be very professional and understanding of my position, every step of the process was explained to me without overwhelming me.I cannot speak highly enough of Niamh and her team.I am happy to recommend them to anyone.
Richard Lawrence
Richard Lawrence
13:04 02 Sep 21
Would highly recommend.Tony and his team were absolutely brillant dealing with my case.Tony made me feel comfortable from day one, he explained everything to me at all times . Any time I had questions about thing's there was no problem in picking up the phone or sending a email Tony always got back to me and answered my questions.Fantastic service.
Fran Carroll
Fran Carroll
18:10 10 Jun 21
Tony an his team are brilliant.Left no stone unturned.
We availed of Carmody Moran Solicitors for the sale of our property. Niamh and her team were very efficient, quick, easy to reach and, most importantly, proactive to solve issues and process the sale. Really happy with the service and a very good value for money. Highly recommend!
Annamay Rowan
Annamay Rowan
12:21 10 Mar 21
Would highly recommend Anthony Carmody as he was so supportive with me and my family's case. If you made contact he would ring or email you back that day and explain things in your language.
Anant Batra
Anant Batra
00:05 05 Feb 21
Fantastic experience dealing with Anthony. Excellent and quick communication. Would highly recommend!
Elvyra Petkeviciute
Elvyra Petkeviciute
15:43 02 Sep 20
Great service, efficient, proffesional, very responsive. Over all very happy with services.
Tracy Ankers
Tracy Ankers
11:22 02 Aug 20
Would highly recommend Anthony and his team .
Elaine McSweeney
Elaine McSweeney
10:01 31 Jul 20
Really pleased with the advice, help, communication and understanding that I received all the way through my case. A very personable and professional firm with the focus always on the client.
Maxine Hudson
Maxine Hudson
13:47 12 May 20
Would highly recommend. No nonsense straight to the point. Kept informed at all times during the process. Anthony and staff all great.
Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly
02:11 06 Feb 20
Great team to deal with, very professional, communication from them constantly was beyond amazing, nothing but great things to say for them, Tony went above and beyond for me, highly recommended A++ for there service, thank you again guys much appreciated.
Mick Giles
Mick Giles
15:50 09 Dec 19
My experience with this law firm was exceptional. Tony is a very professional man who gave me his time and opinion without over promising on the result. Honest and trustworthy - Highly recommend
david clarke
david clarke
17:01 02 Dec 19
Absolute pleasure working with the CM team. Highly professional, always helpful. Great communication and made the process as hassle free as possible. Highly recommended.
Matthew Canning
Matthew Canning
17:17 23 May 19
Streetfront Lawyers.
Alan Alyyan
Alan Alyyan
19:14 21 Jan 19
Professional Solicitors that you can depend on!
Vanja Jovanovic
Vanja Jovanovic
07:49 06 Jul 18
We have dealt with both, Niamh and Anthony. Very pleased with the level of service. Very professional and always there to answer any questions we had while guiding us through the process. Highly recommended
Bonnie B
Bonnie B
07:52 14 Jun 18
Great to deal with professional,patient and efficient. Big thanks to Niamh, Leanne and Camilla .
declan mcgrath
declan mcgrath
07:36 12 Jun 18
Great service from Niamh, Leanne and all the team at Carmody Moran. Thanks
Phyllis Dalton
Phyllis Dalton
16:33 31 May 18
Our experience with Carmody Moran was very positive. They were very professional and always there on the phone if I ever needed anything. Great service.
Andrew Penrose
Andrew Penrose
23:57 24 May 18
We selected Carmody Moran to represent us. Great experience with Niamh and the crew after over a year engagement on property dealings have nothing but great things to say. Very professional, prompt to queries and very responsive. Highly recommended.
Paul Moran
Paul Moran
17:52 25 Feb 18
Professional but very friendly and courteous.
jingjing xu
jingjing xu
16:11 15 Jun 15
I went to Carmody after deciding to get a house. I found their work is detailed and very reliable. I will go again to them for next time legal service.
David McGowan
David McGowan
16:43 14 May 15
I went to Carmody Moran Solicitors after a car accident and needed injury claim advice, I was incredibly impressed and was kept well informed of how my claim was progressing.They were very straight forward and never set unrealistic time frames or over promising but delivered on everything, They were consummate professionals and I really can't thank them enough, I would highly recommend them to anyone and I will use them for any legal advice I may have in the future.
Terry Palmer
Terry Palmer
15:24 23 Apr 15
I have always found the service offered by Carmody Moran to be first rate and i would would have no hesitation in recommending them.
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