High Net Worth Divorce Solicitors Ireland

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

High Net Worth Divorce Solicitors 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 nonmarital couples.

Our Partners have significant experience 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 give us an excellent grounding in property law, complex financial settlements, pensions, mental health law, and public law, which enables us to 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 joined-up service to provide resolution of complex issues. Each of our partners has over 20 years of qualification experience and brings the benefit of their significant experience to identify and avoid pitfalls, cover all of the important issues, and engage the right expertise at the right time.

We have dealt with high-asset, high-net-worth HNW, or even ultra-high-net-worth UHNW 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 restructuring, 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 your and your family’s interests first.

Why choose Carmody Moran Solicitors?

Our team of leading divorce lawyers is 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 the 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 ethical 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 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 is highly experienced in financial and property disputes involving both married and unmarried couples. We have experience acting in numerous complex and high-asset cases, enabling us to offer the highest quality of service.

Frequently Asked Questions of our High Net Worth 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 interprets and applies 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 is maintained. The expert family law team at Carmody Moran Solicitors has experience in 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 an attitude towards moving away from spousal maintenance towards endeavoring 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 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 a 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 from 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 extracurricular items can be agreed as periodic 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 and not be divided where possible and practical solutions with pragmatic advice will be key to an outcome that is workable for everyone.

What is considered a person of high net worth divorce in Ireland when divorcing?

This really is a subjective matter.  The Central Statistics Office record the wealthiest 10% of households in Ireland as being those with wealth great than €756,000, yet Revenue deem tax payers with net assets of more than €20million to be high net worth individuals.  These are likely to be persons with substantial assets such as property portfolios, shareholdings in private trading companies, and persons who are focused on growing their financial success and sustainability and passing it onto the next generation.

When it comes to family law proceedings in Ireland, where the property assets of the parties exceed three million euro (€3 million) the parties can issue proceedings in the High Court or they can elect to issue proceedings in the Circuit Court.

The type of cases can have complex issues not just around family law but also around family businesses, property law, succession, banking and financial arrangements.  At Carmody Moran Solicitors our two partners have over 40 years of professional experience so that while they are specialised in family law, they come from a broad depth of legal experience which means they can bring value not just to the family law issues arising but also to commercial arrangements and property advices and future planning.   The partners in Carmody Moran Solicitors offer specialist legal advice on all Divorce or Separation related matters to persons with assets in excess of one million euro.   For expert legal advice, please contact us in absolute confidence on telephone 018272888 or email [email protected] 

What is a high asset divorce in Ireland?

This a matter that may involve substantial and valuable assets, business ownership, valuable pensions, and other financial investments.  These divorce cases are more complex by their nature and require highly experienced legal advice to navigate not just the specialised family law matter but also the background issues that can emerge around property law, banking and financing issues, asset valuation, inherited assets, trusts, succession, tax issues and on occasion cross boarder or jurisdictional issues.  At Carmody Moran Solicitors our experienced partners have between them over 40 years in the legal practice of family law in Ireland and they understand the unique challenges of high-asset divorces and will work with you to protect your financial assets and entitlements in the process. 

Your Expert High Net Worth Family Solicitor / High Asset Divorce Lawyer in Dublin

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

The two partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors have a combined total of in excess of twenty-five years of professional legal experience. Together with their associates, they aim to make the Court process as straightforward and navigable as possible while being on hand to alleviate their high-net-worth client’s concerns and worries about going through the Court process.


Anthony Carmody


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.


Niamh Moran


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.

Very professional experienced team who run a friendly and efficient practice. I found them to be very astute and knowledgeable in our discussions about Litigation. Their advice made me rethink my actions and helped me settle an issue without any unnecessary actions or outlays.
We recently purchased our house through Carmody Moran and they were great to deal with. They were there each step of the way and really helped close the purchase within a short time frame. Thanks for everything!
Ciaran O'Reilly
Ciaran O'Reilly
Carmody Moran performed the conveyancing for my apartment purchase. My solicitor Caila Ryan was extremely diligent and professional. She did a great job guiding me through the process and offering advice. I really appreciated all of the documentation she provide me with. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Grace Ohanlon
Grace Ohanlon
Lovely solicitor. Rang for advise on a potential claim from an airline and gave great advice. Would highly recommend
Shannon Spence
Shannon Spence
Myself and my partner worked with Carmody Moran earlier this year when buying our first house. As first time buyers, we weren't really sure how the whole process worked. Jim Downing really helped us and made the process clear and easy to understand, and kept us updated throughout the process. Would definitely recommond the service.
Almudena B.
Almudena B.
We used Carmody Moran's conveyancing services, and we couldn't have wished for a better solicitor. Caila was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable. As first-time buyers, everything was new to us, but she had our back every step of the way, and was looking out for our best interests during the whole process. When things turned difficult on closing date, Caila intervened promptly and sorted everything out for us, even when it looked impossible. We cannot recommend Carmody Moran enough, and we'll surely use them for any future legal affairs we may have!
Parvathi R.Nair
Parvathi R.Nair
Just wanted to express my deep gratitude for the dedicated work you did.The way that they treat clients are amazing.Always giving timely responses.I was very free to ask my queries and they gave me good clarifications.I highly recommend them to anyone looking for notary services 😊.
César cmc
César cmc
I would definitely recommend Carmody Moran solicitors. They definitely made my journey easier, and had the patience to make me understand any parts of the process I struggled with.Special thanks to the team. 👍👍
Sergey Sk
Sergey Sk
I was looking for a family law consultation and asked Carmody Moran for one. Unfortunately, they didn't have the capacity, but at least they were nice enough to call me back and reply by email.So the very least you can expect from these specialists is the right attitude (unlike from many others out there on the market), but likely a lot more!
Madeleine N
Madeleine N
We recently engaged Carmody Moran Solicitors for the purchase of our home, on receiving a recommendation for Caila Ryan specifically. Caila and the team were a pleasure to deal with. Caila was incredibly responsive, efficient and diligent throughout the process. As first time buyers, Caila explained all steps clearly and concisely to us, which eased our stress. Caila and the team went above and beyond for us - and accommodated ad hoc meetings when required. We highly recommend Caila and the team at Carmody Moran.
Aditya Labhe
Aditya Labhe
Caila was nothing but helpful throughout the process of me buying a new apartment. She is diligent, helpful and has great attention to detail. She was patient with me with all the questions and ensured the process was as through as possible from all the legalities stand point. A true champion for her clients. I have no hesitation recommending her.
Jodie Osullivan
Jodie Osullivan
I had an absolutely fantastic experience with my solicitor! Their hard work and dedication were truly impressive. They went above and beyond to help me with my legal matters. I couldn't have asked for a better advocate. Highly recommended!
I recently engaged with Carmody Moran Solicitors for the purchase of my new home. Caila and team were incredibly helpful throughout the whole process, ensuring I was kept up to date and promptly responded to any queries I had raised. I was particularly impressed at how diligent and efficient Caila was in ensuring the purchase went as smooth as possible. Would highly recommend them for their Legal services.
Aedamar O'Toole
Aedamar O'Toole
Carmody Moran Solicitors exceeded all expectations as a Solicitor. Caila was an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. She is exceptionally professional, organised and responsive. We needed her service in buying a house. She made sure that we were in the best position to make the transaction and was extremely thorough and intelligent in her work. She helped us secure the house before another interest rate hike. She went above and beyond as a solicitor and I couldn’t recommend her enough!
Louise O'Dwyer
Louise O'Dwyer
I recently had the pleasure of engaging Carmody Moran Solicitors for the purchase of my new home. I found Caila and the team to be extremely professional, efficient and they kept the whole process moving along smoothly at all times. Everything was explained to me at each stage in the process in a clear and concise manner. I would highly recommend Carmody Moran Solicitors to anyone for quality legal services.
Luke Ivers
Luke Ivers
Caila at carmody Moran is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Always attentive and always keeping you update. Caila took a lot of the stress out of the leg work having everything ready and constantly in contact with us. Would recommend Carmody Moran to anyone. They're all lovely to deal with and so helpful.
John Corr
John Corr
We recently engaged with Carmody Moran Solicitors for a property purchase. From start to finish I found their service to be highly efficient and accommodating at all times . Caila in their office was very pleasant to deal with . I would highly recommend them to anyone in the future.
Laura Butler
Laura Butler
Absolutely fantastic, I would highly recommend. Prompt responses, clear and helpful communication, very diligent, and absolutely lovely to deal with. Caila is a star. Even my estate agent was full of praise!
Aileen Power
Aileen Power
Carmody Moran recently helped me with the sale of my home. Niamh, Caila and all the team were fantastic to deal with from start to finish. They explained everything so clearly, were extremely professional, efficient and always responded promptly. On top of that they were just such a friendly group of people to deal with. I would highly recommend them.
The client service was really great. Understanding, easy to deal with and reactive
Joe Marsh
Joe Marsh
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
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
I needed a solicitor to arrange a mortgage, and they went above and beyond to help me !I would advise them to anyone
Andrew Grime
Andrew Grime
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Fantastic experience dealing with Anthony. Excellent and quick communication. Would highly recommend!
Elvyra Ghetler
Elvyra Ghetler
Great service, efficient, proffesional, very responsive. Over all very happy with services.
Tracy Ankers
Tracy Ankers
Would highly recommend Anthony and his team .
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.
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