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Wills and
Estates


Little Estate Lawyers is a law firm specialising in Wills and Estates. 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.

Our
Services


For Queensland estate 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

For New South Wales estate matters, we can help with:

  • Making a claim against an estate
  • Defending a claim against an estate

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. Danielle is an expert in estate disputes, estate administration and estate planning. Starting her legal career in 1992, Danielle’s experience spans over many years. Danielle worked for a decade in a large multi-national firm where she gained extensive experience in plaintiff medical negligence claims, litigation and complex deceased estate matters.

Since 2015, Danielle has focused on the area of Succession Law assisting clients with a wide range of Wills, estates and trusts matters. Danielle is passionate about achieving a good result for clients and provides sensible advice and solutions.

Danielle has a Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Wills and Estates. She is also a Trusts and Estates Practitioner of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), and Wills and Estates Mediator.

In addition, Danielle gives back to the succession law community by volunteering her time as Committee Member of STEP (Qld branch).

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Danielle Little

Danielle Little TEP

Danielle is the owner and Principal of Little Estate Lawyers. Danielle is an expert in estate disputes, estate administration and estate planning. Starting her legal career in 1992, Danielle’s experience spans over many years. Danielle worked for a decade in a large multi-national firm where she gained extensive experience in plaintiff medical negligence claims, litigation and complex deceased estate matters.

Since 2015, Danielle has focused on the area of Succession Law assisting clients with a wide range of Wills, estates and trusts matters. Danielle is passionate about achieving a good result for clients and provides sensible advice and solutions.

Danielle has a Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Wills and Estates. She is also a Trusts and Estates Practitioner of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), and Wills and Estates Mediator.

In addition, Danielle gives back to the succession law community by volunteering her time as Committee Member of STEP (Qld branch).

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Danielle Little
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Ravindi Herath
Law Graduate

Ravindi joined the Little Estate Lawyers team in February 2022. Having previously worked in legal environments and volunteering in community legal centres helping those in need, Ravindi has a great understanding of how legal services assist people.

As a Law Graduate, Ravindi is a central part of our legal team assisting our lawyers across all practice areas. She provides a high level of support, in particular to Danielle, with progressing client matters and guiding clients through their individual cases.

Ravindi has graduated from a double degree in law and government and international relations. She is now completing her post graduate practical legal training, which is additional study required to be admitted as a Solicitor in Queensland.

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Vicky Nguyen
Receptionist & Legal Assistant

Vicky joined the Little Estate Lawyers team in June 2023. Having previously worked in the health services area, Vicky has an excellent understanding of how to deliver great client service.

As part of our firm’s support team, Vicky assists our lawyers across all practice areas and provides support and guidance to our clients throughout their estate matter. Vicky is also a part of our reception team who are the first point of contact for our clients, colleagues and enquirers.

Vicky is studying a double degree in law and psychology, which she will finish in 2025. She will then commence her post graduate practical legal training, which is additional study required to be admitted as a Solicitor in Queensland.

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Our
Fees


Legal costs can be very daunting for clients, with many lawyers charging in six minute increments for work that could have a fixed fee. We have fixed fees associated with many of our services to provide clients certainty with their legal costs.

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Touch


1300 323 313

POSTAL ADDRESS:
GPO Box 3063, Brisbane QLD 4001

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

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