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January 2017

Paterson & Dowding welcome Dionne Papamatheos to the team

January 24, 2017

Paterson & Dowding are delighted to announce the appointment of a new lawyer, Dionne Papamatheos.

Dionne has experience in both property and children matters, as well as violence restraining orders. She also has some experience with criminal matters. Dionne has appeared in a number of courts including Family Court of WA, Perth Magistrates Court, District Court, Perth Children’s Court, Magistrates Court in Midland, Joondalup, Fremantle, Karratha and Roebourne, to name a few. She has a particular interest in financial matters.

Dionne who previously managed WLM Legal was admitted in 2009 and is a welcome and valuable addition to our team of experienced family and divorce lawyers.


What You Need To Know Before You Get Divorced

January 23, 2017

Most couples are completely unprepared for divorce and this lack of preparation, plus a lack of knowledge and understanding about what it takes to dissolve a marriage, can make a difficult and distressing time even more complicated and combative.

The more you know about divorce before you embark on the journey, the better for everyone involved.

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Congratulations to our new Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

January 4, 2017

Lucy Thomas was recently registered by the Attorney General as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Lucy is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and a Nationally Accredited Mediator, who specialises in parenting matters. Congratulations Lucy!

Family Dispute Resolution allows families to resolve their disputes as an alternative to attending court. If you apply to the court for parenting orders or changes to existing orders, you will be required to attend Family Dispute Resolution. It can also be a useful way of resolving financial and property matters. This process is more time and cost effective, allows greater control by the individuals involved and is less stressful than court proceedings.

Call Lucy today to discuss how she can help you resolve your disputes.