Dublin District Family Law Office

You can schedule an appointment online to visit this office for:

  • Maintenance
  • Custody/Access
  • Guardianship


You do not need to make an appointment under the Domestic Violence legislation or to make a Breach of Access application – these are walk-in services.


Please read the information here regarding the documentation you may be required to bring with you to your appointment, to progress your business as quickly as possible.


Please note that due to the urgent nature of certain matters that must take priority, there may be a slight delay to your appointment commencement time.


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.


Business Dealt with:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Guardianship of Children
  • Maintenance of Spouses and Children
  • Matters relating to Passport Applications

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.


Address: Ground Floor, Dolphin House, East Essex Street, Dublin 2, D02 RR76

Office Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00. Walk-in ex-parte applications will be taken from 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 15:00

Email Address: districtfamilylaw@courts.ie

Contact Numbers: +353 1 888 6351/6352/6353/6830


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