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Chiara Tornese

Chiara Tornese

Director
Chiara Tornese is the Director of Astute Family Lawyers. Chiara was admitted to legal practice in 2006 and has practiced exclusively in family law for over 15 years. Chiara established Astute Family Lawyers in 2021 to focus on delivering exceptional family and relationship law services to clients from the Banyule community and beyond.

Chiara’s clients benefit from her empathetic, pragmatic and solution-driven approach, and her experience in resolving matters without litigation, where possible and appropriate.  Her focus is on securing outcomes for her clients that will assist them to move forward with assurance and optimism for the future.

Chiara is an experienced and proven advocate.  She has appeared for clients at private mediations, family dispute resolution conferences and at Court events.  Chiara has expertise in all aspects of family law including:

Chiara has a particular interest in preparing and advising clients in relation to Binding Financial Agreements and Binding Child Support Agreements.

Chiara has lived locally in the Banyule area for many years and has many ties to the local community.  Away from the office, Chiara is a long-suffering Essendon supporter. She enjoys cooking for her family and friends and managing her children’s various sporting activities.