At D’Arcy & Co, Divorce Solicitors, Kildare, we understand that the breakdown of a relationship is very stressful for a family. We are here to guide you through the process and to work to find practical solutions.

Our team has the skills to negotiate agreements and, if needed, bring matters to court.

Common issues in brief

How will home built on site from my family affect divorce?

The court has power at divorce to rearrange the ownership of your assets in favour of your husband or wife and vice versa. One factor in splitting assets is the contribution of assets to the marriage. This would include things like a site coming from one side of the marriage.

However, other factors such as children’s and spouses’ needs and income will also be important and can outweigh who contributed assets.

Guidance on process and costs

We know how hard the process can be for clients.

There is no charge for an initial first consultation and we are happy to meet with you and discuss matters on a no-obligation basis. Our policy in Family Law matters is to give an estimate of costs once we have had a meeting with our clients regarding their situation and options and have assessed all relevant matters.


Please contact Family Law Solicitor, Kildare, Deirdre Nolan on or on (045) 530 807

Clients using this service should provide 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