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Donnelle Hestelow

Donnelle is known for delivering estate planning and estate administration solutions for private individuals and their families. She advises on all aspects of estates and is particularly focused on establishing comprehensive estate plans.

Donnelle is sought out to bring families together when a loved one becomes incapacitated or passes away. Grief and money can be a challenging combination. Donnelle supports her clients throughout the whole estate administration process. She regularly advises executors and beneficiaries on pursuing and defending estate claims.

She is renowned for providing exceptional client service, personalised legal advice and successfully steering families to resolve complex estate issues. Highly regarded lawyers, accountants and financial advisors refer their clients to Donnelle for estate advice.

Donnelle’s clients value her discretion and confidentiality. They include some of Australia’s most successful families and company boards, as well professionals and business owners from all industries.

Expertise

Donnelle’s expertise includes:

  • Advising executors and beneficiaries in relation to probate and estate administration
  • Preparing letters of administration applications where a person dies without a Will
  • Advising on and preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Guardianship and end of life decision making documents
  • All matters involving Wills, from preparation to disputes
  • Entity structuring advice
  • Estate litigation
  • Power of attorney disputes including misuse by attorneys

Professional Memberships / Accreditation & Activities

  • Bachelor of Laws, Murdoch University (1st Class Hons) – 2007
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Murdoch University – Professional Accounting (1st Class Hons) – 2007
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law – 2009
  • Diploma of Financial Planning (2008)
  • Member & past Committee Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member, Law Society of Western Australia
  • Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide
  • Murdoch University Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for academic excellence

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