Family Law

Contact with children and residency

Contact and residence issues involving children are often stressful and emotional. It is essential that you have clear headed sound and best legal advice when dealing with such matters. Fionnuala Maguire of Reid & Co Solicitors has the training, skills and experience required to work with you to help you find agreeable solutions that are in the best interests of the child or children involved.

Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse is not limited to physical violence. It can include sexual abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment and emotional abuse. If you are the victim of domestic violence contact us without delay. You or your children may need the immediate protection of a court order. Reid & Co Solicitors can, if appropriate, make an emergency application to the court for a non-molestation order. This can be applied for without the other party being notified. Such an order prohibits the other party from using or threatening to use violence against you, or from harassing, pestering or annoying you. We can also apply, if appropriate, for an occupation order, which will result in the exclusion of the other party from the home, so as to allow you exclusive occupation of the property in which you live.


If you are considering adoption our legal team at Reid & Co Solicitors Lisburn will also provide you with assistance and representation.

Care orders and Social services involvement

Our team is experienced in advising and representing parents through social services involvemnet with their family.

If you are a parent and are served with Art50 care order proceedings or invited to a pre-proceedings meeting with socila services, legal aid is availlable for a solicitor to attend with you regardless of means. 

Our principal solicitor Ms Shauna McLaughlin has been accredited to the Childrens order panel of Northern Ireland from 1st Novmber 2023.


For further information contact Fionnuala Maguire on 028 92663310 Or email