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.

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.

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!
Very professional experienced solicitors and legal team in Blanchardstown Dublin 15. Anthony Carmody and Niamh Moran run a friendly and efficient practice, supported by a great legal practice team. From commercial to property law, both residential or commercial Conveyancing in Dublin to Estate Planning or Litigation and Family Law, this legal firm ranks as one of the best legal firms in the area. I found Anthony to be very astute and knowledgeable in our discussions about Litigation. His legal advice made me rethink my actions and helped me settle an issue without any unnecessary actions or outlays.
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.
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