Paths to Resolution

Whatever the circumstances, there are many different ways to resolve a family dispute. The options range from counselling with a view to resolving the differences, or recognising that the relationship has irretrievably broken down and; negotiating an agreement through mediation, collaborative practice and/or negotiation with the assistance of legal professionals, or an application to the courts for judicial resolution.

This section aims to outline and explain the different options available to allow the most appropriate route to be identified. The options are not exclusive and more than one approach may be necessary to resolve all the issues arising.




The Legal Aid Board

Free Legal Advice Centres

  • Address: , 13 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin 1.
  • Tel:+353 (0)1 8745690 Fax:+353 (0)1 8745320
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Family Mediation Service

Child and Family Agency – Tusla

  • Address: Child and Family Agency, Block D, Park Gate Business Centre, Parkgate Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Tel:(01) 635 2854
  • Website:

Citizens Information

 Accord Catholic Marriage Counselling Service