MKB Law are a leading family law solicitors based in Belfast. Led by Anne Marie Kelly, we have a specialist team of expert family and matrimonial lawyers who are experienced in all aspects of divorce, separation, child contact and other sensitive family issues. We provide only the highest standard in legal advice no matter what your circumstances. Our approach is to ensure that your case is dealt with in a professional, efficient and sensitive manner. We understand that the decision to engage a family lawyer is one not taken lightly, and we therefore tailor our approach to suit your specific needs.
Divorce & Separation
If you have taken the decision to divorce or separate from your partner, or if you find yourself facing this situation, it is essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible; what you say and do at the early stages may have an impact on the eventual outcome of the divorce. When the relationship breaks down it is often in circumstances where there is little time to prepare for all the decisions that need to be taken.
Our Matrimonial team will ensure that you are properly equipped and informed on all decisions that must be taken, especially in regard to children and finances. MKB Law will provide the commitment and care to put you at ease during the process, and ensure that all information is treated with sensitivity and discretion.
At MKB Law we have the breadth of knowledge and experience to assist victims of domestic violence to make sure that they have access to the Civil and Criminal Law to afford them the maximum protection to stop the violence occurring. We work closely with Women’s Aid NI, Domestic Violence Officers and Social Services to ensure that the victim receives support for themselves and their children – find out more.
Any form of domestic violence should be taken seriously, and the emergency services must be contacted immediately if such issues are encountered.
Child Contact & Welfare
Legal issues relating to children, such as child custody and contact matters, requires sensitive handling. MKB Law’s Family team has extensive experience in acting for families during these difficult and emotive situations.
There are two different types of cases involving children, Child Private Law and Child Public Law. Private law cases are usually a part of a divorce or separation; if an agreement cannot be reached as to where a child will live and what contact the other parent will have, we ensure that all avenues are pursued in order to reach an amicable and negotiated agreement.
Public law cases are those brought by local authorities in regard to child welfare. These cases are usually complex in nature and concern families with multiple problems. We understand how difficult it is for parents to give a good account of themselves in these cases and we will help you each step of the way.
Children’s Special Educational Needs
At MKB Law we offer advice, assistance, and where necessary, advocacy through the Courts, to ensure that children with special educational needs receive the appropriate education provisions to meet those needs.
Our Family law team is committed to providing the best practical advice to allow parents to navigate the complex areas of statutory provision and the Education Order. We have pursued strategic case law to assist children who are on the Autistic spectrum ranging from Autism, ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome.
We also offer advice to the parents of children with dyslexia or a learning difficulty, as to how they can access all the necessary supports and inputs under the Education Legislation to allow their child the best possible opportunity within the system.
From the moment I stepped into the MKB Law office I knew I had made the right choice. I was made to feel at ease and assured that my priorities would be at the forefront. This approach was completely in line with your company’s advertising. Thank you for helping me through a difficult and often overwhelming process. You may say ‘this is what we do; but I now feel in a much better place and can start thinking about the future.
Mr D – Family Matter
To Karen – many, many thanks for all your help with my case. The professional and consistent ability to manage my expectations through an incredibly stressful and painful time has helped me more than you will ever know. Thanks to the hard work of everyone at MKB Law over the last couple of years I’ve been able to spend valuable time and build a special relationship with my daughter.
Mr W – Child Contact Matter
Thank you to Anne Marie Kelly and the team for all their support and guidance during what was a complicated and distressing time for our family. We wouldn’t be standing if it wasn’t for Anne Marie believing in us, and acting in an appropriate and timely manner. We really appreciated her integrity and proactive approach in all dealings.
Ms V – Family Matter