Dublin District Family Law Office

You can set up an appointment online for this Office for Maintenance, Custody/Access, Guardianship, and Blood.

You do not need an appointment to make an application under the Domestic Violence legislation - this is a walk in service 

Make sure you read the information in relation to the documentation you may require to bring with you. More information here



Ground floor, Dolphin House, East Essex Street, Dublin 2. D02 RR76


Contact Numbers:

+353 1 888 6351/6352/6353/6830


About this office:

This office deals with business for all the areas within the Dublin Metropolitan Court District - other than Swords area. 
Business for Swords is dealt with at Swords District Court Office.

The Dublin District Family Law Office is situated in Dolphin House.


Business dealt with;

- Domestic violence
- Guardianship of children 
- Maintenance of spouses and children 
- Matters relating to passport applications
- Blood tests to determine parentage


Emergency domestic violence applications;

Emergency domestic violence applications must be made in the Interview Room before 3.00 p.m. each day. If you need to bring an emergency application after hours, contact your local garda station. The garda station will contact the court clerk on call to arrange a court. On Saturdays and public holidays, you may make an emergency application at the Criminal Courts Office, Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.


Book appointment online