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Wills and Estates


Little Estate Lawyers is a law firm specialising in Wills and Estates. We operate across Queensland and New South Wales. Our focus is to provide our clients with exceptional, straightforward legal advice with no hidden costs.

We understand dealing with a legal matter can be daunting for clients. Developing a close working relationship with each of our clients is important at Little Estate Lawyers. We work with our clients to ensure they are provided with the information they need to understand their rights, the process and what timelines are applicable to their matter.

At Little Estate Lawyers your matter is about you. We work with you to achieve the best outcome possible at an affordable price.

We are experienced in complex disputes and litigation matters.

We can help with:

  • Making a claim against an estate
  • Defending a claim against an estate
  • Obtaining a Grant of Probate
  • Obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration
  • Estate administration including intestate estates
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Directives
  • Elder abuse matters

Our
Services


Estate Disputes & Litigation

Disputes can arise for many reasons.
  • The validity of the Will. This includes many types of issues such as, mental capacity, knowledge and approval, suspicious circumstances and undue influence.
  • Family provision claims. This is where an eligible person has been left out of a Will or left without adequate provision.
We can assist with a range of disputes involving a deceased estate as well as disputes involving enduring powers of attorney.

Estate Disputes & Litigation

Disputes can arise for many reasons.
  • The validity of the Will. This includes many types of issues such as, mental capacity, knowledge and approval, suspicious circumstances and undue influence.
  • Family provision claims. This is where an eligible person has been left out of a Will or left without adequate provision.
We can assist with a range of disputes involving a deceased estate as well as disputes involving enduring powers of attorney.

Estate Administration

Estate administration is the process of dealing with a deceased’s assets and liabilities and distributing the estate to beneficiaries. Administering a deceased estate can be an overwhelming and complicated process. A person appointed as an Executor in a Will has extensive duties and obligations ensuring an estate is properly administered. We understand it is a difficult time for family and friends when a loved one passes away. We provide Executors with clear and concise information regarding their obligations and the process. We also assist beneficiaries who require legal advice about their entitlements as a beneficiary of an estate. The administration process can also be stressful for beneficiaries, particularly where there has been some breakdown in the family unit.

Estate Administration

Estate administration is the process of dealing with a deceased’s assets and liabilities and distributing the estate to beneficiaries. Administering a deceased estate can be an overwhelming and complicated process. A person appointed as an Executor in a Will has extensive duties and obligations ensuring an estate is properly administered. We understand it is a difficult time for family and friends when a loved one passes away. We provide Executors with clear and concise information regarding their obligations and the process. We also assist beneficiaries who require legal advice about their entitlements as a beneficiary of an estate. The administration process can also be stressful for beneficiaries, particularly where there has been some breakdown in the family unit.

Will Preparation & Estate Planning

There are many legal requirements to be aware of when preparing and signing a Will for it to be a valid document. It is important for your Will to be prepared correctly and that it is kept up to date. Seeking the assistance of a Wills and Estate professional provides peace of mind that your wishes are accurately documented. We work with our clients to ensure they receive the advice they need to properly protect their assets and that those assets are distributed according to their wishes.

Will Preparation & Estate Planning

There are many legal requirements to be aware of when preparing and signing a Will for it to be a valid document. It is important for your Will to be prepared correctly and that it is kept up to date. Seeking the assistance of a Wills and Estate professional provides peace of mind that your wishes are accurately documented. We work with our clients to ensure they receive the advice they need to properly protect their assets and that those assets are distributed according to their wishes.

Danielle Little TEP

Danielle is the owner and Principal of Little Estate Lawyers, working in both Queensland and New South Wales on estate matters. Starting her legal career in 1992, Danielle’s experience spans over many years. Danielle worked for almost a decade in a large multi-national firm where she gained extensive experience in plaintiff injury claims, litigation and estate matters.

Since 2015 Danielle has focused on the area of Succession Law due to her desire to specialise in Wills and Estates. She has a Master of Applied Law majoring in Wills and Estates, and has completed study to become a nationally accredited Wills and Estates Mediator.

Danielle is passionate about achieving a good result for her clients resolving estate disputes. She provides sensible advice and solutions to help clients make informed and realistic decisions in relation to their estate issue or dispute.

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Danielle Little TEP

Danielle is the owner and Principal of Little Estate Lawyers, working in both Queensland and New South Wales on estate matters. Starting her legal career in 1992, Danielle’s experience spans over many years. Danielle worked for almost a decade in a large multi-national firm where she gained extensive experience in plaintiff injury claims, litigation and estate matters. Since 2015 Danielle has focused on the area of Succession Law due to her desire to specialise in Wills and Estates. She has a Master of Applied Law majoring in Wills and Estates, and has completed study to become a nationally accredited Wills and Estates Mediator. Danielle is passionate about achieving a good result for her clients resolving estate disputes. She provides sensible advice and solutions to help clients make informed and realistic decisions in relation to their estate issue or dispute. Email:
danielle little, little estate lawyers

Thao Nguyen
Junior Legal assistant

Thao joined the Little Estate Lawyers team in November 2021 and is a bright, enthusiastic member of the team. Having previously volunteered for many years in a community legal centre helping those in need, she has a great understanding of how legal services assist people.

Thao is assisting Danielle across all the practice areas and is a main point of contact for our clients and colleagues.

Thao is studying law and will finish her undergraduate studies in 2022. She will undertake postgraduate study in 2023 and is then able to be admitted to the Supreme Court as a legal practitioner.

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Rasika Baig Junior Legal Assistant

Rasika joined the Little Estate Lawyers team in December 2021 with fantastic attitude for learning and developing her skills. She is a smart, hardworking member of the team. Rasika previously volunteered at a community legal centre assisting those in need of legal assistance and has a passion for helping people.

Rasika is assisting Danielle across all the practice areas and is a main point of contact for our clients and colleagues.

Rasika is studying law and expects to finish her undergraduate studies in 2025. Once she completes her postgraduate study, she will be able to be admitted to the Supreme Court as a legal practitioner.

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Our
Fees


FIXED FEES:

Legal costs can be very uncertain for clients, with many lawyers charging by the hour. We appreciate clients like to know what it will cost to engage a lawyer. Due to our experience in wills and estate matters, once we have a full understanding of your case, we can often provide a fixed fee estimate for the work to be undertaken.

 

NO WIN NO FEE:

Our estate litigation practice also acts for clients on a No Win No Fee basis*. This means we are only paid once your claim is successfully resolved. Talk to us today about how we can help you. * conditions apply

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1300 323 313

POSTAL ADDRESS: GPO Box 3063, Brisbane QLD 4001

LOCATION: Level 10, 110 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

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