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Wills & Powers of Attorney

Wills and Powers of Attorney Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading wills and powers of attorney lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have extensive experience in succession planning. We adopt a holistic approach that has our client’s future in mind.

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with leading estates and probate 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 understand the legal complexities and sensitivities involved with succession planning, and deceased estates.

We have developed a strong reputation in being able to work with a wide variety of clients in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Daylesford, and the broader Central Highlands region. We understand that probate and estates require lawyers that have experience in guiding and supporting clients and their families through the administration of an estate, to succession planning.

Our team of leading wills and powers of attorney lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine and Daylesford assist clients to navigate their succession planning with confidence.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

We believe in delivering real expertise in wills and powers of attorney to create positive and safe experiences for our clients. That’s why, we ensure that our wills and power of attorney lawyers are experts in their field and have proven experience in succession planning.

Your wills and powers of attorney experience matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, secure and transparent succession planning services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our wills and powers of attorney team are fully supported by our team of lawyers and support staff so that you can have access to high quality succession planning 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 wills and powers of attorney lawyers across Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are also assisted by a team of support staff.

We make accessing our wills and powers of attorney lawyers easy, transparent and reliable, so that your experience with us feels safe and secure.

That’s why when you engage with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers as your wills and powers of attorney 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 your succession planning experience with us is positive.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our wills and powers of attorney lawyers are there to ensure that their technical capabilities align with clients’ present and future needs.

With experience and knowledge, our wills and powers of attorney lawyers are able to navigate complex wills and powers of attorney issues. Our lawyers work closely with clients to understand their circumstances and support them through the succession planning process.

Furthermore, our wills and powers of attorney lawyers understand that succession planning should not be viewed in a vacuum, and that it should be approached with support and understanding.

Guided by expertise and experience in wills and powers of attorney across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are a valuable asset and resource to assist clients through their journey because of our ability to be supportive, understanding, and be able to navigate the legal complexities involved in succession planning.

“We ensure that the quality of our wills and powers of attorney work at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers is excellent and reliable to deliver practical and positive outcomes.”

What our lawyers have to say.

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

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What are Wills and Powers of Attorney?

A will ensures that in the event of a person’s death, that person’s estate will pass in accordance with their wishes, and not in accordance with an Act of Parliament The decisions made when creating a will can have long-lasting effects on the security of a client’s succession plans.

When assisting, the legal services involved in wills may involve:

  • Role of an Executor and Trustees
  • Beneficiaries and Entitlements
  • Simple and Complex Wills
  • Asset Protection
  • Succession Planning
  • Distribution of Assets
  • Structuring of the Will
  • Defending a Contested Will
  • Court Representation
  • Estate Planning

At the same time, there are many circumstances in which a person may require an attorney (someone over the age of 18) to act on their behalf. Powers of attorney are intended to provide a comfort of mind, and security that a client’s affairs are managed by a trusted person. Commonly prepared Powers of Attorney, may include:

  • Enduring Power of Attorney (Financial)
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical treatment)
  • Enduring Power of Attorney (Personal)
  • Limited Power of Attorney
  • Company Power of Attorney
  • Enduring Power of Guardianship
  • Supportive Power of Attorney

A person may appoint an attorney for a number of reasons: an inability to act on one’s own behalf, caused by dementia, stroke or any other debilitating disease, absence from Victoria or Australia, old age, or business purposes.

These experiences provide wills and powers of attorney lawyers with broad exposure to assist clients in all aspects of wills and powers of attorney. Our lawyers strive to understand our client’s unique circumstances and guide them through their succession planning decisions.

“With substantial experience in wills and powers of attorney, our team of wills and powers of attorney lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers provide guidance to clients in navigating the legal complexities involved in succession planning.”

What Practice Areas are in Wills and Powers of Attorney?

Practice areas involving wills and powers of attorney encompass a wide variety of unique circumstances. With relevant expertise and experience, wills and powers of attorney lawyers are capable of adapting to each individual situation. This can include preparation of simple and complex wills, estate administration, trusts, management of will disputes, planning the role of executors and entitlement of beneficiaries.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our wills and powers of attorney lawyers can assist you in all aspects of wills and powers of attorney:

  • Advise on Powers of Attorneys
  • Revocation of Powers of Attorney
  • Draft Powers of Attorney
  • Review Existing Powers of Attorney
  • Appointment of Attorneys
  • Succession Planning and Inheritance
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Advise on Challenges or Disputes to a Will
  • Draft Simple and Complex Wills
  • Defending a Contested Will
  • Court Representation
  • Asset Protection and Private Wealth
  • Estate Planning
  • Court Representation

Frequently Asked Questions.

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that expresses the appointment of a person to act for a person.

The person appointed is known as an Attorney.

A will is a legal document that represents a declaration by the will maker.

Generally, a declaration may involve how the assets should be distributed, the appointment of an executor, appointment of trustee for the management of the estate, and the beneficiaries.

The role of an Executor is to manage the estate of a deceased, including its administration and winding-up.

This may involve attending to funeral accounts, payment of debts, collecting and managing assets, distribution of the assets in the estate to the beneficiaries, resolving disputes relating to the estate, and investing assets on behalf of the beneficiaries.

A will is a legal document that is a testator’s declaration. The testator may dispose, in their will, other than property that the testator is a trustee:

  • any property that a testator is entitled at the time of their death, and
  • any property that the testator’s personal representative becomes entitled, by reason of their appointment as a personal representative after the testator’s death.

A Grant of Representation is a legal document issued by the Supreme Court of Victoria that formally appoints an executor to manage the deceased person’s estate. It may be required when a deceased person’s estate involves substantial assets.

The common types of Grant of Representation involve: Grant of Probate, Grant of Letters of Administration (upon an intestacy), and Grant of Letters of Administration (with will annexed).


Our Wills and Powers of Attorney Team.


Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Frank Frawley

Special Counsel

Peter Glare

Senior Lawyer

Shea Stewart

Senior Associate

Samantha Harbridge

Law Graduate

Samantha Mitchell

Law Graduate

Curtis Mizzi

Law Graduate

Diane Addington

Legal Assistant & Reception – Castlemaine

Karen Chandler

Legal Assistant

Charley Dignan

Accounts Administrator & Legal Assistant

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

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

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