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Familia

Familia

Familia provide balanced, fair and professional section 32/47 reports for families in Ireland.

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Familia: Supporting Families

Familia is dedicated to supporting families experiencing challenges in family law, especially section 32/47 reports.
 

Report Writing

Familia specialize in writing court reports. Our team of experts have been writing reports for families like yours for many years. Unlike individual assessors who may have gender bias, Familia have a mixed team who both assess each family individually and ensure that all of our recommendations offer the very best outcomes for family members.

Family Therapy

In many circumstances, you may be asked to attend family therapy either before or after your court report. As registered systemic family therapists the Familia team are perfectly placed to offer your family our expertise in the family therapy domain. We also work with children, teenagers and individual parents to ensure that their voices are heard during the assessment phase of the section 32 or 47 report.

Parenting Coaching

Liz Wilson is one of the best parenting coaches in the country who will support you, guide you and develop your parenting skills to ensure that both you and your children grow together as a family. One very important aspect of our work is parenting assessments. We will make a recommendation to the Court about either parent’s capacity to be the very best parent they can be. You do not need a court order to initiate a parenting assessment with Familia.

Who We Are

David Kavanagh and Liz Wilson are Systemic Family Therapists. Between them they have over 70 years of experience supporting families. They are very professional and take their work very seriously. They are committed to ensuring that your experience of going to Court is as beneficial to your family as possible.

Every report written by the Familia team is peer reviewed. In other words David checks Liz’s work and she checks his. They do this to ensure that fairness and equality are two key features of every report that they write. This helps to prevent legal teams from dismissing reports in a hearing for being biased or one-sided.

When needed, the Familia team expands to include other consultants. In some cases that involves teachers or psychologists conducting Section 32 ‘B’ reports.

Why not contact David today to discuss your case and learn how Familia can support your family.

Our Philosophy

We believe that every family member has a right to be heard. We give special consideration to your child’s voice. In many families experiencing separation or conflict, all too often the voice of the child goes unheard. Parents are sometimes too consumed with their own personal issues to properly hear and understand their childrens’ needs.

Every family is unique. In the assessment phase of our process, we explore with you what we think is in your family’s best interests. We then support you in designing a carefully structured plan to give your family the resources, tools and skills it needs to navigate the sometimes painful journey through the Court system.

1. Experience

The Familia team are two of the most experienced professionals working with families in Ireland. Both David and Liz have been involved in writing court reports for many years and pride themselves on providing families with fair, balanced and insightful reports.
 

2. Сonfidentiality

From the very first time you make contact with Familia we take your privacy very seriously. Only in exceptional circumstances involving child welfare will we ever breach confidentiality. As Systemic Psychotherapists David and Liz are ethically bound by their rigorous code of ethics to maintain confidentiality.
 

3. Fast Results

In many cases some assessors take an inordinent amount of time to complete their report. This can cause great distress to a family. Familia guarantee that every report requested by the Court will be delivered in time for your Court date.
 

4. Free First Consultation

To begin the process of supporting your family, feel free to reach out to the Familia team through e-mail or by telephone. During the initial consultation David will explore with you the case history and make an assessment to see if Familia are the best people to help your family. In some situations you may be recommended to contact a different assessor but we will always try to work with your family if at all possible.
 
 

Our Expertise

Family Therapy

Report Writing

Familia are family therapy experts. Understanding family dynamics and recognising challenges like parental alienation are two key features offered by the Familia team.

Familia are qualified to write Section 32 A, B and 47 reports.

 

David Kavanagh is a registered psychotherapist. He is the author of “Love Rewired-using your brain to mend your heart”. David has worked with hundreds of families struggling with separation or marital difficulties. David offers a confidential and safe space for families to resolve their difficulties.

Based in Dundrum, David also runs a thriving private practice.
 

David Kavanagh

Founder & CEO

Meet Our Team

David Kavanagh

David Kavanagh is a registered psychotherapist. He has helped many families to date to get the best outcome from their court experience. He is the author of "Love Rewired-Using your brain to mend your heart". David has worked with children for over 20 years. Based in Dundrum.

Liz Wilson

Liz Wilson (Mont. Dip. B.A. (Psy), Post Grad Certificate in Bereavement Counselling, MSc, Systemic Psychotherapy) has almost forty years of experience working with children and families. She started her career working with children and their families whose lives had been catastrophically impacted by the first wave of heroin addiction.

CIARAN MC TIGUE

Ciaran Mc Tigue is a secondary school teacher with 20 years of experience working in schools in Ireland. Completes our section 32 b reports as he is fully qualified to do so. Ciaran is warm and friendly and has excellent communication skills with children. Ciaran enjoys working with children and is a valuable staff of our team.

How We Work

Our Usual Process

Stage 1. Initial consulation

Stage 2. Meeting the family

Stage 3. Investigation

Stage 4. Analysis

Stage 5. Report writing