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After my marriage broke down, I have tried to go through with the motions of divorce on my own to save on cost for the both of us,  but my ex-spouse prove to be difficult and was not willing to co-operate. I was desperate for help and found Perth Family Lawyer via Google and decided to take the plunge. I felt from the moment we sat down and spoke to Melissa, I have made the right decision to engage Perth Family Lawyers. Melissa and the team were very understanding, professional, courteous, compassionate, provide clear advice and give their 100% to deliver results. They were very punctual with correspondence and follow up with any enquiry that I have. Melissa has given me the confidence to go through these difficult times with her vast experience with family law. I would definitely recommend Perth Family Lawyers to anyone who require assistance with their divorce. I cannot thank them enough for helping me pull through the divorce and getting on with my life. Kind Regards, RW
Tye S
Well what can I say after having such a bad time with family lawyers I decided to try to do it on my own which was going ok but quickly got outta my depths pretty quickly I decided to do a google search and found Perth Family lawyers, in particular, Nicola Bowen from first sitting down with her I knew straight away I wanted her to help me and my Daughter! Nicola is extremely understanding and so down to earth she has made this process so much better for myself it's taken a load of stress of my shoulders the trust I have in her to handle my situations is nothing but 100% trust I thank her so much for helping me and continue to be helping if anyone is looking for a Family lawyer please don't waste your time go straight to Perth family Lawyers you will not regret it!
Nicole T
I cannot speak highly enough of Melissa Raftis and all of the staff at Perth Family Lawyers. My case was handled with complete professionalism and sincerity. I felt supported from start to finish and highly recommend this law firm.
Julie S
Nicola Bowen represented me over the last 2 years and was incredibly personable and helpful. She did her utmost to keep costs low and has the utmost integrity. She guided me through every step of the process and assisted in negotiating a very favourable outcome for my settlement. She is straight talking but personable and I highly recommend her.
Tenneil G
I have used Perth Family Lawyers twice and both times Sam Long has been a pleasure to deal with. Will definitely use her again and recommend the team to others.
I have used Perth Family Lawyers for over two years and dealt with mainly Melissa. Her expertise, guidance, personal skills in the tricky situation I was in was nothing short of professional and appreciated. Highly recommended.
Alistair R
Sam Long was very informative, professional and empathetic with clear communication and advice throughout. She attained the results I required quickly and hassle free. I personally would use her and her team again and recommend her services to others.
Alison K
Nicola showed she genuinely cared about the circumstances of my needing her services. The staff were all polite and responsive, and when the time came to finalise arrangements, Nicola and her team got the job done with a minimum fuss and responded promptly to my needs. Invoices were raised in accordance with our agreement and I felt everything was transparent and fair. Thanks very much.
Sarah S
After spending a year at another law firm who seemed entirely motivated by driving up fees without any focus on settlement I came to Samantha Long at Perth Family Lawyers, which ended up being the best decision I could have made. It goes without saying that divorce is one of the most stressful experiences but Sam was simply fantastic - book smart about the law, but focused completely on outcomes without being unnecessarily litigious or emotive. I noticed a dramatic difference in fees alone almost immediately, but more importantly I felt like Sam “had my back” at all times. Unfortunately, while my matter did end up in court Sam could not have been more prepared. I got the best possible outcome and more importantly maintained my dignity throughout in what is often a very undignified process. Thanks Sam, you have my highest recommendation.
Mercy R
From the very first day I walked into the offices at Perth Family Lawyers I was taken care of, treated with dignity and respect and supported in every way. Melissa Raftis made all the difference in my extremely difficult, traumatic and drawn out legal battle. Without her professionalism, compassion, and continued dedication to my case I would not have been able to walk away with the result and the closure that I did. She is an outstanding Lawyer who knows Family Law like the back of her hand, and over the course of a complex 18 month battle, never stopped fighting for me. She and the team at Perth Family Lawyers were steadfast in there commitment to me, and to my case. I will always be grateful.
Chelsea L
We would like to say a huge thank you to Melissa Raftis and the whole team at Perth Family Lawyers. We started using Mel after switching from another law firm and were surprised by the immediate success that we received by using Mel and her team after very little gain from another firm. Melissa, Ann, Nick and the entire team were friendly, professional and offered excellent communication throughout the entire process. Not only did we quickly achieve the outcome for our family that we had spent years trying to achieve elsewhere, but also felt that Mel and Ann and everyone that worked on our case genuinely cared about our family and were a great support to us during the whole process. We would highly recommend Perth Family Lawyers to anyone needing a Family lawyer. Chelsea and Tyson.
Janelle F
A big thank you to Perth Family Lawyers, specifically Ann Maude. From the first point of contact with the service, I was impressed with the swift response, warm and engaging approach, proficiency and professionalism, and overall knowledge of family law matters pertaining to state of WA. Ann supported me in acting as my voice when required so I could invest my energy in parenting my young daughter and processing my separation. I would highly recommend the service. Location being accessible was so helpful too. Many thanks.
Julian A
I have just commenced proceedings for child matters again after nine years of re occurring matters. I finally made a change representation to Samantha Long. So far I have been very impressed. Samantha doesn't waste time and pays attention to detail. Samantha has been nothing but helpful and very professional. Highly recommended.
Alan C
I can really only say that Nicola Bowen and the other staff at Perth Family Lawyers have been brilliant. They have been so helpful and kind and very professional and thorough in all the complex court issues we have had to go through. I cannot praise them enough for what they have done for myself and my daughter. Thank you so much!
Sarah C
We were so relieved when we moved lawyers to Nicola Bowen at Perth Family Lawyers. Nicola very quickly came up to speed with our case, was supportive, responsive and compassionate regarding a very difficult situation. In addition, Nicola was able to communicate with us and explain the legal system and process in a way we could understanding, such a relief and we felt Nicola was working in our best interest.
Joanne W
In my personal dealings with Ms Samantha Long and other supporting staff at Perth Family Lawyers in regard to my divorce, they always explained everything fully and broke it all down into a step by step process. At first in my case my ex-husband had made some verbal threats about what he was going to do in regard to myself filing for a divorce. I feel due to the firm approach that all the staff at Perth Family Lawyers demonstrated assisted with him seeing the reality of the entire situation. They had great communication with the company that they engage with the serving of documents on the other party. I feel with the firmness and professional conduct, that they all demonstrated from start to finish, really assisted with the best outcome divorce granted in the time allowed and a cessation of threatening behavior from my ex-husband in regard to him saying he did not agree to a divorce and secondly him seeking property settlement. I would recommend Perth Family Lawyers to anyone seeking representation in regard to family law matters.
Toni M
I've been dealing with Ms Bowen for just over 12 months and throughout the whole process, she was lovely to deal with. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a family lawyer.
Mike D
Many thanks to Nicola Bowen and the team at PFL for the assistance and support at a very difficult time in my life. Nicola's compassion, sensitivity and guidance was very much appreciated. During my time I understand PFL was under pressure with regards resources but notwithstanding this my needs were met and generally there were prompt responses to my questions or requests for action. I would have no hesitation recommending PFL and particularly Nicola.
Jodi F
Thanks to Samantha and team at PFL for assisting me through my divorce whilst residing in a remote location with the respondent in another country! Entire process simple and hassle free with clear and concise communication from the girls. Only visited the office once, but impressed by the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of the staff. If I get divorced again. I'll be calling you Sam, lol.
John R
Nicole Bowen and the team at PFL have done an excellent job resolving a family law issue for me over the past 2 years. The other party were uncooperative which made it challenging to say the least. It also wasn't the simplest of cases which was another burden. Nonetheless, Nicole and the team always were able to explain the whys and wherefores in simple language and all possible outcomes. Their knowledge of the "Act" and court system was second to none. Unfortunately I know this as I had originally had a big firm do work for me and my experience there was the total opposite of the service I received at PFL. Always prompt to return calls and emails and have the the ability to explain the language and details of the "system in a way that is easily understood. I have already recommended PFL to others and will continue to do so. John R.

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