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 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; and
  • 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 an 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.

Notary Public Services

A Notary Public is an officer given powers to authenticate and certify documents for international use and perform a range of other administrative functions.

We can assist you with the following:

  • Authentication and/or certification of public or private documents to be presented overseas
  • Taking oaths and declarations for international documents
  • Witnessing signatures for passport renewal i.e. for Israeli passports
  • Providing notarial certificates
  • Giving advice about the document verification process
  • Guiding you to obtain an Authentication Certificate or Apostille Certificate from DFAT

Diana Perla, our Notary Public, speaks, reads and writes English and Hebrew (Ivrit) and speaks Yiddish.

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