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Annette Sheehan Family Lawyer FitzGerald Solicitors Cork

Family Lawyer – Cork

Annette Sheehan holds an LLB (Hons) Degree in Law and European Studies. Since joining the firm in 2004, Annette Sheehan has worked in the Family Law and Child Care Department and gained extensive experience in those areas.

Annette was awarded the Advanced Family Law Diploma by the Law Society of Ireland in March 2011 together with the Certificate in Mental Health and Capacity Law by the Law Society of Ireland in March 2012.

Annette places a strong emphasis on reaching a negotiated amicable conclusion to Family Law proceedings. Annette believes that where issues surrounding children are involved, the welfare of the children are the paramount consideration. Furthermore when children are involved, a negotiated or mediated settlement provides a more effective foundation for the construction of new parenting relationships.

There are of course certain cases where mediation or negotiation does not prove possible and litigation is required. Annette has represented clients at District Court, Circuit Court and High Court level in a wide variety of actions to include Divorce, Separation, applications pursuant to the Certain Rights and Duties of Cohabitants Act 2010,  Access, Guardianship, Maintenance and Domestic Violence actions.

Annette also previously represented the Health Service Executive in Child Care proceedings both at District Court and Circuit Court.

Annette is a former Committee member of the Cork Family Lawyers Association and a member of the Family Lawyers Association of Ireland. Annette is a trained Collaborative Practitioner and a member of the Association of Collaborative Practitioners. Annette is also a member of the Southern Law Association Family Law Committee.

Annette was awarded Munster Family Law Solicitor of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2018.

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