P&D team expands
April 19, 2021
The directors of Paterson & Dowding are pleased to welcome two new lawyers to their team of family lawyers in Perth and Joondalup. Read More
Recognised in Doyles as a Leading Family Law Firm in WA
April 18, 2021
Paterson & Dowding Family Lawyers and Mediators has been listed in Doyles since 2012 when the first Doyles List of Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms in Western Australia was published. Read More
Director celebrates 30 year work anniversary
June 19, 2020
Q&A with co-director Lucy Thomas on the eve of her 30th work anniversary at leading Western Australian Family Law firm Paterson & Dowding
Lucy grew up on a farm near Waroona and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) and sought after Mediator. Read More
What are Mediation, Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation Style Conferences?
February 2, 2020
They represent a much faster, cheaper and more empowering process to help resolve disputes, because decisions are made by the parties themselves. Read More
Does infidelity affect separation in the Family Court?
December 2, 2019
This is a question frequently asked of our family lawyers.
Movies and media often suggest that if your partner is unfaithful you will be entitled to a bigger share of the assets or more access to the children, this is not the case. Read More
Family Law and Superannuation in Western Australia
September 4, 2019
When couples divide their property after the breakdown of a marriage they have the option of splitting their superannuation in order to reach a fair and equitable agreement about the division of their property. Read More