The breakdown of a marriage or a relationship can be a traumatic rollercoaster made even worse by uncertainty as to what your rights are and where you stand in the eyes of the Law.
At Clarke Jeffers we will guide you through the legal issues and problems that arise. This is a strictly confidential service and at Clarke Jeffers we will listen to you and set out your options in a clear and practical way.
If a marriage has irretrievably broken down then it is important to regularise your own situation and seek a separation at least in the short term which might later be followed up by a divorce for a number of reasons. One example of this would be that it is difficult for one spouse to attempt to sell property without his or her spouse’s consent if a formal separation or divorce has not taken place. This can apply particularly to a family home. Another example relates to a legal right share. In Irish Law if one spouse dies and no formal separation or divorce has taken place then the other spouse is entitled to take up to anywhere between one third to the entire estate of the deceased under a legal right share.
If at all possible it is better to avoid court which can be expensive and drawn out. A court hearing will be heard in private but things might be said that cannot be unsaid. You should bear in mind that if you and your spouse have children you will always be linked for the rest of your lives.
Specialist areas include:
- Separation agreements
- Judicial separation
- Matrimonial property
- Protection/barring/safety orders
- Co-habitation agreements
- Enforcement of maintenance orders outside Ireland
- Relocation cases
- Proper provision
- Civil Partnerships
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I found Victor and Staff very professional to deal with but in a friendly and relaxed fashion, the advice and confidence I gained from this team was second to none and I am very grateful to all at Clarke Jeffers for their help over the past 12 months. I would recommend them without hesitation for all aspects of Legal Advice.
We’ve worked closely with Clarke Jeffers over the last 8 years and I cannot recommend their services highly enough. We’ve always found their staff to be highly professional, responsive and they have helped us resolve issues quickly.
Victor has an excellent understanding of the business of franchising, I found his advice invaluable when I was starting my own business and negotiating my contract, I would have no hesitation in recommending Clarke Jeffers for sound business and legal advice’.
As Ireland’s largest chain of fitness clubs and a key player in the Irish franchising sector, we have been involved in numerous commercial transactions, negotiations and of course the odd conflict along the way! Victor and the team at Clarke Jeffers has been an invaluable asset to us on this journey. From when we started in 2005 with our first club and our first member to a membership today of over 25,000 in Ireland alone, Clarke Jeffers has been there every step of the way.
We have always been very happy with the representation and advice from Clarke Jeffers. Firstly they are proactive and on the ball, secondly they have a “what we can do as opposed to what we can’t do approach. They possess the type of forward thinking that a progressive business such as ours demands.
We have worked with Clarke Jeffers & Co solicitors for many years. They have consistently given us clear and easy to understand advice. Most importantly, they have give us effective advice. A very professional outfit.
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