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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.


Thank you PFL, particularly Melissa Raftis, for the service and support you gave me during my divorce and settlement. I was getting poor advice from another law firm and trying to represent myself for over a year until I found PFL and met with Melissa. Life became more manageable with Melissa on my side. She was very professional and knowledgeable but also helped me emotionally get through the stressful times. I highly recommend her as an excellent family lawyer.

B. 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.

Sarah S.

I had the pleasure of working with Nicola and her team for my settlement. She came highly recommended to me by a friend for her professionalism and ability to communicate each stage of the process in terms you could understand. From day one Nicola was responsive, supportive and the fighting spirit that I needed during a difficult time. Nicola made sure I received the best possible outcome and I am forever grateful for her expertise and advise. I would highly recommend Nicola and her team.

Katherine N.

After representing myself for over a year, I reached a point where I needed help and professional support. Melissa Raftis was the perfect person to do that. She was professional, helpful, compassionate, knowledgeable and provided me with great advice and emotional support. Thank you Melissa, and all of your team for helping me through this hard time.

Brooke S.

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.

Mercy R.

I hope no one will have to endure what i’ve been through for the last 20 months and be separated from their children. Being a foreign citizen, it was not easy for Perth Family Lawyer to deal with my case but they’ve managed to finally reach an agreement which allow me to reunite with them and secure my father’s rights in Australia and elsewhere. I would like to thank you Samantha Long and the Perth Family Lawyers for your support and work. I would recommend you to my family and friends, but sincerely hope that this situation will not happen.

Raphael B.

Thank you to the team Perth Family Lawyers, specially Samantha Long. The professionalism and understanding shown by Samantha and the staff was fantastic. With Samantha's help I achieved the desired outcome with a minimum of fuss. I would not hesitate to recommend Perth Family Lawyers to anyone needing the services of a family lawyer.

Michael Seaton

Thank you to Nicola, Sarah and the rest of the team at Perth Family Lawyers for your help and guidance over the past several months. I would have no hesitation in recommending you guys to anyone else needing family law advice.

Mark Evans

As a professional, I can say that Perth Family Lawyers are an extremely enthusiastic and passionate team, with integrity, professionalism and compassion that every client is after. I highly recommend them to both the potential clients and colleagues professionals for referrals.

Svetlana Lane

When I required a lawyer Melissa Raftis was recommended to me and I could not be happier with the advise, help and support I have been given through quite a difficult time. I have found Perth Family Lawyers to be extremely professional and I would highly recommend to anyone that if they need a lawyer this is the firm to use!

Karen Derrick

A big thank you to Nicholas Cooper and Ann Maude at Perth Family Lawyers . Nicholas Cooper was excellent at calming my nerves and being straight down the line. Any questions i had, he answered with no problems and explained everything in away i would understand. He showed great experience, confidence and knowledge regarding VRO's. Ann Maude was also amazing with keeping me informed with every step and her way to explain and calm me in situaton was outstanding. Since my case was a bit new and different. Because I'm a Defence Member, Ann has family in the Defence force for the past 20 plus years and she had a great understanding and knowledge of the Defence rules and regulations. Luckily my case got solved prior going to hearing or court, but Nicholas and Ann made me feel confident in their abilities, prep work and knowledge and I felt and knew I was in safe hands. Thank You Nicholas and Ann for your time and your amazing work.

John J

I would like to say a huge thank you to Melissa Raftis and the team at Perth Family Lawyers. Prior to contacting Ms Raftis I was using the services of another law firm who gave me ill advise, I felt bullied and obligated to make quick decisions without being able to get all the facts of proceedings. I was recommended to see Ms Raftis, this was one of the best decisions I had made.
When I met with Ms Raftis she immediately put me at ease. She answered all my questions with empathy and honesty and allowed me to “get upset” without judgement.
Throughout my ordeal Ms Raftis always kept me in the loop and walked me through processes slowly, allowing me to fully understand and make more educated decisions. Ms Raftis attended all of my court proceedings and met me prior to discuss the general outlay of the day ahead.
The team at Family Perth Lawyers, receptionists and other lawyers were always professional and calming as they understand that family proceedings are very emotional.
Thank you again Ms Raftis for your integrity, professionalism, compassion and empathy. If anyone requires the services of a top law firm I would not be hesitant to give them your details.

Melissa C

Finding Melissa Raftis was a miracle to me, having used her services to win my daughter back into my life I found Melissa to be very understanding, professional & focused on what needed to be done to achieve the results I wanted. She assisted & guided me through all the right steps required, through a very rough time. I would honestly recommend her services to anyone who is unfortunate to experience such painful experiences. I would like to thank Melissa for all she has helped me with & also would like to thank Sarah Taylor who helped keep me up to date with all the activities in my case. I found her very professional and always was there when I needed updates on my case.

Nick C


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