Separation and Divorce


We at D’Arcy & Co, Solicitors Kildare have a wealth of experience in offering clients services in relation to Separation and Divorce.

Separation can involve a separation agreement or judicial separation. A separation agreement can be achieved through a process of mediation producing an agreement, which is then converted into a legal agreement, or it can involve negotiation through correspondence between solicitors.

In order to get Divorced you and your spouse must have lived separately and apart for 4 out of the last 5 years. Divorce will always involve a court order although the terms may be negotiated and then ruled by the court on consent.

Clients using this service will need to give the following information:-

Your details

  • Name, address, phone number, maiden name and date of birth
  • Occupation, employer and income
  • Is there a second relationship
  • Are there dependents living with you

We need you to give similar details in relation to your spouse

The following details for your Family Home

  • Address and if owned jointly
  • Mortgage details including lending institution, whether joint or sole, history of any remortgage, amount outstanding, repayment amount and arrears (if any)
  • Current market value and history of deposit, source of funds or site and who makes repayments

The following Marriage details

  • Date, place and nature of ceremony
  • Start date of and address while living apart
  • Any pre-nuptual agreement
  • Any previous Separation, Divorce, family law proceedings, solicitor engaged, counselling or mediation
  • Any difficulty with Violence, Drinking or Adultery

The following details regarding Children

  • Name, surname, date of birth, whether marital, non-marital or adopted and state of health
  • Education details including any special educational needs or school fees
  • Childcare arrangements and whether both parents work
  • Maintenance and Access in place or required

Liabilities including:-

  • Mortgage
  • Loans

Assets including:-

  • Family Home
  • Other property
  • Business
  • Shares
  • Savings
  • Life assurance
  • Valuables
  • Car
  • Money due
  • Business equipment

Pension details

Details of any Claims, Redundancy or Inheritances due 

It is also helpful for you to set out a brief history of your Marriage