Dinah Hetata

Attorney, MLaw

My areas of work include advising on all issues relating to divorce and separation, child rights, immigration law and also as an accused or victim in criminal proceedings.

Divorce and separation

  • Marriage protection (“Eheschutz”)
  • Divorce / Separation
  • Dissolution of registered partnership
  • Drafting separation and divorce agreements
  • Amendment of judgments on divorce

Child Rights

  • Recognition of paternity, paternity suit and challenge of paternity
  • Proceedings before the Child and Adult Protection Authority (KESB)

Criminal Law

  • Contestation of orders of summary judgment
  • Road traffic law and administrative proceedings, in particular withdrawal of driving licences
  • Representation in criminal proceedings

Representation of injured parties and victims

  • Drafting criminal charges and representation in criminal proceedings
  • Assistance in safeguarding procedural rights as a victim, private or joint plaintiff
  • Support in violence protection procedures
  • Enforcement of claims (damages, satisfaction)

Immigration Law

  • Residence and settlement permits
  • Family Reunion
  • Naturalizations
  • Procedure for revocation of authorisations


German, English, Arabic


Admitted to the bar in Zurich
Master of Law (MLaw), University of Zurich

Professional activities

since 2020
Lawyer at Schaub Hochl Rechtsanwälte AG
2017 – 2020
Substitute at Schaub Hochl Rechtsanwälte AG
2016 – 2017
Auditor at the district court of Winterthur
2015 – 2016
Legal secretary in a law firm in Zurich


  • Zurich Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association
  • Child-friendly Justice
  • Association «Standby Criminal Defense»
  • Specialist Section of the Zurich Bar Association on Criminal Defence
  • Swiss criminological society
  • Swiss Lawyers Association