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March 2017

What Is Mediation And How Do I Prepare For It?

March 9, 2017

When a couple decides to separate, strong emotions and financial uncertainty can make it difficult for them to agree on a parenting plan for the future.

In conflict situations where couples are unable to work out arrangements for their children (such as where the children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent), they are compelled by the Family Law Act to try mediation (known as Family Dispute Resolution or FDR), prior to making an application in the Family Court of Western Australia, with a qualified Family Lawyer as a mediator.

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Paterson & Dowding welcomes Elizabeth Grayshon to the team

March 8, 2017

Paterson & Dowding are delighted to announce the appointment of a new paralegal, Elizabeth Grayshon.

Liz qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in the UK and has a wide range of experience in all aspects of Family Law especially parenting matters. She has a particular interest in children’s matters and violence restraining orders. Liz is approachable and committed to assisting lawyers to find the best economic solution for our clients.

Liz who joins us from Mills Oakley is a valued new member of our expanding team of family law professionals.