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Specialist Spousal and Child Maintenance Solicitor

Connecting you with expert family law solicitors in Dublin

Financial Maintenance

Spouses and civil partners have a legal responsibility to one another to provide financial maintenance for one another and any family dependents they may have. The amount of maintenance depends on the financial means of the parties involved. In cases where there is a dispute and neither party can reach a mutually satisfactory agreement on the amount of maintenance, it is open to either party to apply to the court for a maintenance order. The court applicant must first have established that the other party has failed to provide proper financial maintenance.

If you have a child or spousal maintenance issue that you are seeking legal help with, complete the form below (bottom of page). We will connect you with a highly competant solicitor who will revert to you in prompt fashion.

Spousal and Child Maintenance Payments – Court Application


In spousal and child maintenance court applications, it’s be up to the court to decide what level of maintenance is required taking into consideration the individual circumstance of each case. Normally, as both parties have a financial responsibility towards dependents, the party with custody of dependants can expect to receive financial support from the party without custody towards the overall ongoing cost of maintenance including living expenses. Currently, the District Court can order the maintenance of a child dependent up to a maximum payment of €150 per week from either of the parents.

If you are looking for professional legal assistance from a child maintenance solicitor or spousal maintenance solicitor, fill in the short form at the bottom of this page and we will arrange for a solicitor to get back to you usually within a 24 hour period.

As is the case with all the information provided on our website, the information above is intended as a guide only to provide general information on the subject of maintenance. We try to ensure that the all information is as current and accurate as possible, but we do not nor cannot provide any explicit guarantees of this. Family Law Solicitors Dublin is NOT a solicitor’s office in itself nor do we purport to offer any legal services directly ourselves. What we do is match you with a competent solicitor who is legally qualified to offer you the legal assistance required to deal with spousal and child maintenance issues.

To get legal help, simply complete the contact form below. The family law solicitor we connect you with will (in most cases) get in touch with you within 24 hours:

Maintenance Solicitors Dublin – Contact Request

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