Family Law

When a relationship breaks down it can be a stressful and emotional time. If you are considering divorce or separation, you are not alone. The number of divorced people in Ireland has more than doubled in the last ten years. The 2011 census revealed that 87,770 people are now legally divorced, compared to 35,059 in 2002. 116,194 people identified themselves as legally separated and these figures continue to soar.

You may want to end an unhappy relationship or you may be on the receiving end of legal proceedings. If you are concerned about your future, children, family home and finances, you do have options. We are on the District Court Free Legal Aid panel and we will be able to indicate quickly whether your legal fees are covered by the Scheme.

You may contact us for a consultation and helpful advice.



> Custody
> Access
> Maintenance Arrangements
> Domestic Violence Orders
> Guardianship
> Co-parenting Agreements
> Divorce

> Separation Agreements
> Judicial Separation
> Agreements following mediation
> Paternity cases
> Child abduction
> Financial disputes


Property Services

With extensive experience in residential and commercial conveyancing we make buying and selling your property as easy as possible. We keep our clients advised and updated at every stage of the process and  provide a quality service at a fair price. Whether you are buying or selling your home or considering a commercial conveyance we aim to ensure that it is completed efficiently and stress-free.

Wills & Probate

At Joseph McNally Solicitors we understand that the passing of a loved one can be a difficult and stressful time.

We provide our clients with expert advice on all areas of Probate law. We will assist personal representatives by guiding them in dealing with financial institutions, inheritance tax liabilities and administering a deceased’s estate.

When a deceased has made a Will, the process which allows the assets to be distributed is referred to as Probate and the respresentative(s) of the deceased is known as the Executor(s). However, if no valid Will exists, then the process is referred to as Administration and there are rules which govern who is entitled to act as the personal representative. Joseph McNally Solicitors will assist is completing the Inland Revenue Affidavit on behalf of the beneficiaries and completing Capital Acquisitions Tax (inheritance tax) returns and tax paid in order to avoid penalties and interest. The personal representative must ensure same is completed correctly.



Previously referred to as slander and liable, this area of law has been greatly altered by recent legislation. Defamation Law is concerned with the balancing of society’s rights to discuss matters of importance, freedom of speech and the upholding the individual’s Constitutional Right to their good name and reputation. A claim for defamation in Ireland, can arise through a Statement which tends to lower the reputation, or which creates a negative image of the subject in the eyes of right-thinking people. Joseph McNally Solicitors will promptly consider the strength of ones’ case and discuss the likely outcome.