Patricia Schrape

Patricia Schrape

Senior Associate

Patricia Schrape

Senior Associate

Patricia is a highly accomplished Senior Associate at Leach Legal, with a wealth of experience in the field of Family Law. With an exclusive practice in Family Law since 2009, Patricia advises and represents clients in a wide range of matters, including those relating to children, adoptions, property settlements, spousal maintenance, child support, binding financial agreements and child support agreements. Her areas of expertise also extend to complex scenarios such as relocations, businesses, trusts, self-managed super funds, multi-generational farming matters, and international jurisdictions.

Patricia understands that the breakdown of a marriage or relationship can be a complex and emotionally taxing process and provides realistic and practical advice to her clients. She works tirelessly to achieve feasible short and long-term solutions tailored to each client’s specific circumstances, with a client and outcome-focused approach.

A skilled negotiator and mediator, Patricia is experienced in representing clients in Family Court proceedings when disputes are intractable or urgent. She has strong relationships with many of Perth’s family law barristers, whom she instructs for trials and complex arguments as necessary.

Areas of expertise

  • Negotiated and/or litigated property matters including third-party proceedings
  • Simple and complex parenting disputes
  • Enforcement applications
  • Spousal and child support matters
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Acting for third parties in parenting disputes (such as grandparents)
  • Relocation applications
  • Adoptions

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws
Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of WA
Admitted to practise in the High Court of Australia

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