Estate litigation often follows the loss of a loved one, or when capacity issues of an elderly parent or friend become apparent. In these disputes, where emotions, family, and interpersonal conflicts escalate, the overall management of an action can be affected. Our counsel has experience in a multitude of estate issues, and provide sensitive advice and direction in these inter-personal issues.
Our estate litigation lawyers provide assistance to executors, personal representatives and beneficiaries in a variety of challenges to wills, trusts and powers of attorney, including guardianship and trusteeship disputes, dependent adult claims, and capacity, undue influence and will interpretation and validity issues. We also advise trustees, trusts and charitable institutions, and our lawyers are active in the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Estates activities.
When litigation arises about an estate or a dependent adult, circumstances are already challenging. Our approach is to provide straight-forward and concise advice to our clients with sensitivity, and to develop strategy to achieve an efficient solution, whether through litigation, arbitration or mediation.