At D’Arcy & Co, Divorce and Custody, Access and Guardianship Solicitors, Kildare we offer a full range of services relating to Family Law including:-

Custody

Custody relates to the day-to-day care and control of a child. Joint custody can sometimes be granted.

It is best if agreement can be reached between parents on custody. However if that is not the case then an application needs to be made to court. In deciding on the issue the courts overriding concern will be the welfare of the child.

Access

Where a child is not living full-time with both parents an application for access can be made. The courts position is that there should be access unless there is a compelling reason for it not to happen.

It is best if agreement can be reached between parties on access. However, if that is not the case then an application needs to be made to court. In deciding on access the court’s overriding concern will be the welfare of the child.

Guardianship

In the case of non-marital couples, the father will generally not be automatically a joint guardian with the mother of their child. The mother can agree to the father becoming a joint guardian or he can apply to court for an order making him joint guardian. Such an application will often be made in conjunction with a custody or access application.

Access for others including grandparents

Certain persons including grandparents can apply to court for access to children. This is a two-part process in which the grandparents first have to obtain leave from the court and then proceed to the second stage of applying for access.

Contact

Please contact Family Law, Solicitor, Kildare, Deirdre Nolan on deirdre@darcyandco.ie or on (045) 530 807