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Solicitor recommendation.

  • 15-10-2021 8:05pm
    Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭

    Great advice on here so far folks, thanks.

    I have a mediation agreement that needs to be processed by solicitor for mortgage application etc. I will do the divorce myself when the time comes.

    Prices are varying wildly, does anyone have recommendations of someone to use?

    Many thanks.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    If anybody could also pm me the name of a specialist family law solicitor who is effective without having extortionate prices that would be most appreciated. Dublin area.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I've been quoted a minimum of €25,000 plus VAT (23%) - c. €31,000 of my after-tax income - for going to the Circuit Court. In short, I'd be better off giving up work for a year or so and securing legal aid as all my work for that time would go on the fee. Needless to say, I need to find other family law solicitors in Dublin so all recommendations would be welcome.

    What sort of fees did other people pay for a contested separation/divorce in the Circuit Court?

  • Registered Users Posts: 14 Cubu81

    Hi guys,

    Can someone recommend (by pm) a good specialist family law solicitor in the Dublin area? Not looking for the high-end ones though in terms of prices.

    It would be highly appreciated.

    Many thanks,

  • Posts: 1,344 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    Don't be expecting much 'representation ' on legal aid..... the old adage " you get what you pay for" is very apt

  • Registered Users Posts: 28 LaShalom

    Even though I know you say this anecdotally, you will not be better giving up work. Had to give up work as my child was diagnosed with autism which was last straw for my marriage. Legal aid has almost driven me to... 4 years on still not even in court. It takes an average of 10 phonecalls and letters on my part to get to even speak with my solicitor who seems to forget that he is meant to represent and defend me. I tell you... Legal aid is a joke. I wish i had taken out a loan when i could.. To make matters worse, we are still in the same house, and he wont move out and wont let me take the children. Damage is untold.

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  • Posts: 1,344 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    As said get " what you pay for", thinking legal aid representation is akin to proper ( yes costly ) representation in any legal matters, especially family law where, let's be frank, the stakes cannot be higher, is naively foolhardy. I'm loathe to encourage/ promote anyone to increase or take on new debt but when the sad Vista of seperation / divorce is on the horizon it's money well NEED someone who's on your dollar, has a vested interest in your outcome. Ask yourself a straight simple question " why do law degree holders become legal aiders" ???

  • Registered Users Posts: 28 LaShalom

    I agree! I just wish I knew that when I could still qualify for a loan! Or at least law firms should have a facility where you can pay monthly or instalmentally, like some dentists do - for braces. Even if one did not expect to get same level of service as if one was paying a private firm, there should be at least a decent kevel of service, or else it is not fit for purpose.