Family Law

Family Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading family lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have extensive experience in all areas of family law. We adopt an empathetic and holistic approach to provide legal representation that achieves sensible outcomes for clients and their future needs.

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with leading family lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, this places you in the best position to ensure that you are well looked after and cared for by lawyers that appreciate the legal complexities involved in all aspects of family law.

We have developed a strong reputation in being able to work with a wide range of clients in different social and familial settings within Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Daylesford, and the broader Central Highlands region. We understand that family law requires lawyers that have empathy, technical expertise, can provide an outcome that secures a safe future and deliver amicable settlements in family disputes.

Our team of leading family lawyers deliver legal advice from a place of compassion and formulate holistic strategies focused on empathy and understanding.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

We believe in delivering real expertise in family law to create positive experiences for our clients. That’s why, we ensure that our family lawyers are experts in their field and have proven experience in their industry.

Your family law experience matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, accessible and transparent family law services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our family, divorce and separation team are fully supported by our team of lawyers and support staff so that you can have access to high quality family law services.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we operate and maintain a trust account that is regularly reviewed and audited so that you can have a peace of mind when you transfer your money with us, it is protected and secure.

We understand that you want to feel financially comfortable knowing that you are supported by the right people with the right resources.

That’s why we ensure that our trust accounts are properly audited and reviewed. Our family lawyers across Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are also assisted by a team of support staff.

We make accessing our family law services easy, transparent and reliable, so that your experience with us feels complete and assured.

That’s why when you engage with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers as your chosen family lawyers, we are committed to providing you accessibility. We have physical offices fully staffed with support teams situated across Central Highlands: Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford. Our head office is situated in Ballarat.

When engaging us, you can also connect with us online, by telephone, or by email. We are committed to ensuring high quality customer service so that family law experience with us is seamless.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our family lawyers are there to ensure that their technical capabilities and strategies align with clients’ desired outcomes.

With experience and industry knowledge, our lawyers are able to navigate complex family law issues in the court system. Our lawyers work closely with clients to understand their circumstances and develop strategies that align with their needs.

Furthermore, our family lawyers understand that legal disputes should not be viewed in a vacuum, and that family law issues should be approached with empathy and practicality.

Guided by expertise and experience in family law across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are a valuable asset and resource in all aspects of familial arrangements and settings.

“We ensure that the quality of our family law work at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers is excellent and reliable to deliver sensible outcomes that focuses on the client’s future.”

What our lawyers have to say.

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Are you looking for a family lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our family law team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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What is Family Law?

Family law is a highly technical area of law that can be highly emotionally charged and stressful. Often, the experiences involved in family law can be emotionally overwhelming, coupled with complex legal issues relating to children and parenting, property settlements, spousal maintenance, and child support.

Navigating these legal issues can be difficult in multiple dimensions and dynamics. With a strong commitment to deliver high level of legal expertise, the compassionate approach to family law requires care, empathy, and understanding from family lawyers. Legal services in family law may involve:

  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Child Support and Custody
  • Property Settlement
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Relationships
  • Adoptions
  • Parental Rights
  • Superannuation Splitting
  • Property Settlement
  • Intervention Orders
  • Family Violence
  • Court Representation
  • Injunctions

These experiences provide family lawyers with broad exposure to assist clients in all aspects of a family-law related disputes so that you can be supported in your journey in the complex areas of marriage and relationship breakdowns that can involve both financial and emotional dimensions.

From individual parents, de facto and married couples to grandparents, our clients have received expert guidance from our family lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers. When dealing with family law, there are a wide variety of complex and nuanced legal issues that are affected by the social and emotional dynamics within a familial context.

“With substantial experience in family, separation and divorce law, our team of family lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers provide clients with empathetic and compassionate advice.”

What Practice Areas are in Family Law?

Practice areas involving family, separation and divorce law can encompass a wide class of legal matters. With relevant expertise and specialisation, family lawyers are capable of adapting to a large variety of marriage, separation and divorce matters, parenting and child support arrangements, spousal maintenance, property and financial settlements, negotiations, mediations, alternative dispute resolution processes and collaborative law.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our family lawyers can assist you in all aspects of a family-related matter:

  • Division of Property
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Property and Financial Settlements
  • Child Support and Maintenance
  • De Facto Relationships
  • Child Protection
  • Custody and Visitations
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Superannuation Agreements
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Family Law Disputes
  • Divorce Divorces
  • Domestic Violence
  • Parenting Plans
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Court Representation
  • Children’s Welfare
  • Financial Arrangements
  • Family Violence
  • Intervention Orders
  • De Facto Separations

Frequently Asked Questions.

A de facto relationship carries a statutory meaning in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

Generally, a de facto relationship may arise if a person is in a relationship with another person under the following situations: the persons are not legally married to each other, the persons are not related by family, and having regard to all the circumstances of the relationship, the persons have a relationship as a couple living together on a genuine domestic basis.

A divorce is constituted by an application for a divorce order based on the ground that a legal marriage has broken down irretrievably.

Family violence carries a statutory meaning in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

Generally, family violence means violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person’s family or causes a family member to be fearful.

Separation carries a statutory meaning in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

Generally, parties to a marriage may be held to be separated even though cohabitation was ended by one of the parties to the marriage. Further, separation may arise even if the parties continue to reside in the same residence, or that either party has rendered some household services to the other.

A parenting plan is a written agreement, made between parents of a child, that is signed and dated.

A parenting plan may contain the following matters: the person that the child is to love, the time a child may spend with a person, the allocation of parental responsibility, the communication a child may have with a person, maintenance of a child, the process to be used for resolving disputes about a parenting plan, the process to be used to change the plans, and any aspect of care, welfare, parental responsibility, or development of a child.

Our Family Law Team.

Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

India Taylor-Rowe

Senior Associate

Samantha Harbridge

Law Graduate

Curtis Mizzi

Law Graduate

Are you looking for a family lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our family law team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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