Diana Dichiera’s focus on children’s issues and property settlements has seen her tackle widely varying challenges, within a constantly evolving legislative framework.
With a true passion for practicing in Family Law, Diana Dichiera derives her greatest satisfaction from helping reunite parents with their children. Diana has assisted grandparents and other relations to become primary carers when parents are in crisis. She has also helped to resolve questions of care in cases of abuse and neglect.
Diana represents people who need to make urgent court applications. Those requiring advice on the processes of separation and divorce also turn to her. So too do parents struggling to reach agreement on time arrangements with children.
Diana’s experience with property settlements has involved marriages as short as three months and as long as 51 years. She has helped to settle asset pools ranging from $70,000 up to $1.3 million.
Her advice for married, de facto and samesex couples who are entering relationships has aided them to agree on protection of their assets.
Diana brings to her work an ability to sympathise with clients and recognise where a compromise is possible, while also standing firm to fight for the best possible outcome.
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
- Admitted to practice 2005
My Areas of Expertise
- Matrimonial and De Facto Relationships
- Child Issues
- Child Support
- Same Sex Relationships
- Property Settlement
My Professional Interests
- 2016 Family Law Rising Star, Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession
- Member of the Law Society of South Australia
Media & Blog Posts
Podcast: "Giving Away the Farm" - Complexities of Agricultural Property Settlements
Family lawyers Melanie Tilmouth and Diana Dichiera talk about the challenges of divorce and property settlements in agricultural, aquaculture, wine and other primary industries.Read more
Podcast: Paying Out Your Ex Again, Years Later (It's Surprisingly Common)
Imagine going through the process of dividing your assets and property after separation, and then being forced to give up even more to your former partner, years later. Surprisingly, it is a common issue.Read more