Adoption

FAMILY LAW

Adoption Law Solicitors – Drogheda, Ashbourne & Dublin

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What is it?

Adoption means to take into one’s family through legal means and raise as one’s own child. When an adoption order is made, the legal bond between the natural parent and the child ceases completely.

What are your options?

Adoption was legalised in Ireland by the enactment of the Adoption Act, 1952. When an adoption order is made under this Act, the child is considered as the child of the adopter or adopters born to him, her or them in natural wedlock and the mother or guardian shall lose all parental rights and be freed from all parental duties with respect to that child.

An adoption order may be made in respect of a child who is:

  • An orphan
  • A non-marital child
  • A legitimated child whose birth has not been re-registered under the Legitimacy Act, 1931
  • An abandoned child (where in High Court proceedings it has been established that the parents of the child has for physical or moral reasons failed in their duty towards the child)

Who can adopt?

Those capable of adopting are;

  • A married couple living together
  • The natural mother/natural father
  • A relative of the child
  • Widow/Widower
  • A legally separated married man or woman
  • A single person

Consent Issues

An adoption order will not be made unless the child’s mother or guardian or any person who has control over the child consents to the making of an adoption order. Tallan Solicitors can provide advice in relation to the making of an adoption order.



What types of Family Law Cases can we help with?



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Tallans Solicitors are the North-East’s largest law firm. With us, you’ll get jargon-free legal advice that you can depend on. Our solicitors are experts in their specific areas of practice, ensuring that you, our client, gets the best possible legal advice and personal attention. Established in 1899, trust Tallans to do the best for you, whatever legal issues you may face. Talk to Tallans today.


How long will it take?

We understand that most people seeking legal advice regarding family law, have liked experienced a difficult time before they reach out and are cautious as to how long the process of resolving these issues may take. For the majority of cases, mediations take place with the goal of reaching lead to an agreement; therefore the duration is mostly governed by the speed of those mediations. At Tallans, we advise that unless an agreement is distinctly achievable within the first few months, that proceedings are suitable as the court timetable then becomes a factor in the resolution time. As an example, in financial proceedings following divorce, the initial court appointment is marked for 3 months after the issue of proceedings with the court. If an agreement is not reached before that meeting and/or terms are not agreed at court at the appointment, then a further date would be set by the court for roughly 3 months later and so on.


Talk To Tallans Today

We use our expert knowledge and 130 year’s experience to give you the voice you need. We use non-legal language and provide practical and impartial advice through every stage of the process!

Sheila Cooney
Managing Partner

Deirdre Moran
Partner

Brenda Rushe
Partner



Why Choose Tallans?

At Tallans Solicitors, we have substantial experience in all aspects of family law. Over the years we have helped hundreds of our clients to resolve difficult situations affecting their families. Our highly skilled solicitors, specialists in the area of family law, have built up a large and successful reputation in this area.

– Act with understanding and empathy

– Ensure the highest level of confidentially

– Seek the most amicable arrangement

– Aim to resolve the matter outside of the courts


 


Our Testimonials

Want to know what it’s like to work with Tallans Solicitors? The best way to find out is to see what past clients have said.

In a recent claim, Tallans Solicitors were superefficient and provided great service. I was very nervous coming in to see a solicitor but Orla Shevlin put me at ease straight-away. I found Orla very easy to talk to and knew I could trust her 100%.

I was extremely happy with the outcome of my case… Tallans were able to explain things to me in a way that I could understand. I have no hesitation in recommending Tallans to anyone.

From day one, Tallans Solicitors were transparent, clear and supportive regarding my case. They had a personable yet highly professional way in which they presented themselves. From day one, they were on my side. I will now go to them for all legal advice in the future and recommend everyone to seek advice and services from Tallans in Drogheda.

About Tallans Solicitors

We draw on more than 130 years of experience in personal injury law to provide you with expert advice and legal services.

We’re here to help you with your claim, and will work with you to ensure you understand every step of your legal journey.

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