Family Law


Our Family Law unit is headed up by Cliona Costello, a well-known and highly respected family law practitioner. Cliona brings a balanced and sensitive approach to her practice that is client-centred and confidential, giving her clients personal attention, and advising and keeping them informed throughout the legal process.

For those experiencing marital breakdown, Cliona advises in relation to matrimonial and family law, including separation and divorce proceedings. The Family Law unit can provide advice and legal services in respect of the following:

  • Access applications in the District, Circuit and High Courts
  • Adoption
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Cohabitation
  • Custody: advice on child custody, residence, visitation, child contact, child support
  • Custody disputes, custody applications
  • Declaration of parentage applications
  • Domestic abuse/violence, protection and safety orders, barring orders
  • Divorce applications
  • Emergency applications, emergency injunctions and emergency procedures for enforcement of child custody, property orders and orders for spousal support
  • Guardianship applications on behalf of parents and also family members to include grandparents
  • Hague Convention, child abduction applications
  • Inheritance: advice on inheritance issues
  • Maintenance: applications for maintenance, spousal support, alimony and surrogacy
  • Maintenance: applications for maintenance reduction
  • Nullity applications
  • Pension Adjustment orders, Life Policy orders
  • Prenuptial and post nuptial agreements
  • Relocation: application regarding relocation and removal from Jurisdiction
  • Same sex partnerships
  • Separation: advice on legal issues relating to separation

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Key Contacts
Cliona Costelloe
Solicitor

IFSC, Dublin
Cliona has specialised in the area of matrimonial and family law since qualification and has been involved in many of the leading cases over the years.

T: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

F: +353 (0) 1 670 2988

E: ccostelloe@mckr.ie



Family Law


Our Family Law unit is headed up by Cliona Costello, a well-known and highly respected family law practitioner. Cliona brings a balanced and sensitive approach to her practice that is client-centred and confidential, giving her clients personal attention, and advising and keeping them informed throughout the legal process.

For those experiencing marital breakdown, Cliona advises in relation to matrimonial and family law, including separation and divorce proceedings. The Family Law unit can provide advice and legal services in respect of the following:

  • Access applications in the District, Circuit and High Courts
  • Adoption
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Cohabitation
  • Custody: advice on child custody, residence, visitation, child contact, child support
  • Custody disputes, custody applications
  • Declaration of parentage applications
  • Domestic abuse/violence, protection and safety orders, barring orders
  • Divorce applications
  • Emergency applications, emergency injunctions and emergency procedures for enforcement of child custody, property orders and orders for spousal support
  • Guardianship applications on behalf of parents and also family members to include grandparents
  • Hague Convention, child abduction applications
  • Inheritance: advice on inheritance issues
  • Maintenance: applications for maintenance, spousal support, alimony and surrogacy
  • Maintenance: applications for maintenance reduction
  • Nullity applications
  • Pension Adjustment orders, Life Policy orders
  • Prenuptial and post nuptial agreements
  • Relocation: application regarding relocation and removal from Jurisdiction
  • Same sex partnerships
  • Separation: advice on legal issues relating to separation

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News & Publications

All You Need is Love (and a Pre-Nuptial Agreement)

20 May 2016 by Emma Fleming


As Paul McCartney found out, sometimes love isn’t all you need. So how can you ensure your assets are protected if your marriage breaks up?

Defamation and Social Media

2 August 2013 by Nicola Sweeney, Solicitor


The 2009 Act provides long awaited legislative reform to the Law of Defamation in Ireland, however it falls short in dealing with the issue of Defamation involving the internet, intermediary service providers and social media service providers.

Key Contacts
Cliona Costelloe

Solicitor

IFSC, Dublin
Cliona has specialised in the area of matrimonial and family law since qualification and has been involved in many of the leading cases over the years.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

Fax: +353 (0) 1 670 2988

Email: ccostelloe@mckr.ie