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To achieve a Legal Separation by agreement in Ireland there are three options:

  • agree to separate
  • enter into a Deed of Separation, or
  • apply for Judicial Separation.

At O’Donnell McKenna Solicitors we always advise all our clients that they should only consider entering into a Deed of Separation, or seek a Judicial Separation, as a final resort. If possible, every effort should be made to resolve the difficulties as separation is often very traumatic.

We will also recommend to clients that marital difficulties can often be overcome by counselling, mediation, collaboration or conflict management and that they should seek to attend one of the many services prior to any separation.  If you choose to take one of these options, we would also be happy to put you in contact with any of these bodies.

For further information, please download our document on legal separation in Ireland.

If you would like us to help you, or if you would simply like to have a chat to discuss your options, please don’t hesitate to contact us.





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