General Information

Detailed Information

Established in 1991, our firm provides legal services to clients throughout Sydney, and elsewhere in Australia.  Diana Perla, the firm’s Principal, has over 34 years of legal experience, and with Jewell Owen, has built up the practice by forming close relationships with their clients.

 

Areas Of Practice

Family Law & De Facto Relationships

At Diana Perla and Associates, we understand that family law matters require particular care. As a boutique firm, we work closely with our clients to achieve the best outcome.

Diana Perla, the firm’s Principal, has over 34 years of legal experience and has been an Accredited Specialist in Family law since 1994, meaning that you will be represented at the highest standard.

Our family law team, including Diana Perla and Lana Lakofski, can provide assistance for a range of matters relating to family law and de facto relationships, including:

Financial Agreements for pre-cohabitation or marriage;
Divorce & separation;
Advice in relation to marriage and de facto relationship rights;
Spousal maintenance;
Mediation;
Division of property & assets;
Parenting Orders;
Child support;
Same sex relationship issues ;
Conveyancing & Property Law

Diana Perla & Associates understands that buying or selling a residential, commercial or industrial property is a big decision and a significant matter for most people. We cater to all people making property transactions in New South Wales, including international investors.

Diana Perla & Associates can provide assistance with conveyancing and property law in the following ways:

Preparation of contracts for sale or purchase of land
Property settlements and negotiations
Commercial & Retail Leases
Auction enquiries
Assistance for first home owners
Mortgages, refinancing & property deposit bonds
Wills, Probate, Estate Planning & Succession Acts Claims

Diana Perla & Associates offers and easy and cost-effective way to obtain a Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship. We can also assist you with:

Drafting & updating wills;
Applying for Probate
Assistance with claims against wills & estates;
Deceased estate claims / defending deceased estates;
Estate planning administration;
Succession Act claims;
Letters of Administration;
Supreme Court estate litigation; and
Assistance with the Succession Act
We always recommend keeping your will up to date as it makes distributing your estate far easier for your beneficiaries.

Elder Law

Elder Law includes:

Legal aspects of planning for retirement
Pension and superannuation entitlements
Appointment of a Power of Attorney
Appointment of a Guardian
Making an Advance Directive (e.g. regarding resuscitation)
Accommodation in retirement villages, or nursing homes

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