The relationship between husband and wife is given special priority under Succession Law. In the event of death, either spouse is entitled to an automatic share in the estate of the deceased spouse by virtue of their status.

However, this automatic right will change in the event of the parties divorcing one another. Healy O’Connor Solicitors can provide advice in relation to succession rights to both married and divorced individuals.

Seeking Family Law Advice
It is important that you receive clear, practical advice when you discuss the options with your solicitor. Your solicitor needs to act quickly and to keep you informed of the developing situation. Healy O’Connor Solicitors aim to resolve issues as quickly as possible in order to stop the situation deteriorating and resolve the matter as efficiently and effectively as possible.

If you would like advice on the above Family/Child law matter, please contact Maurice O’Connor by telephone on 021-4272882 or by email at
All queries will be dealt with in strict confidence.
(This could be included at the end of each section dealing with divorce, separation, guardianship etc.).