Skilled Toronto Estate Litigation Lawyers
Disputes relating to Wills and estates are often fraught with complications owing to family dynamics and feelings of grief or uncertainty. Mills & Mills LLP takes great care to help our clients plan and design their Wills and estates in a way that anticipates and avoids disputes and unnecessary litigation; however, should the need arise, our lawyers are extremely capable and experienced with all aspects of estate litigation. We will strive to help our clients navigate the process with compassion and sensitivity.
Contested Wills and Trusts
In the City of Toronto, mediation is a required step in will disputes. Our extensive mediation experience assists us in securing cost-effective settlements with our clients’ best interests in mind, while prioritizing the preservation of family and personal relationships wherever possible.
We assist our clients with a wide range of issues, including the interpretation of Wills and trusts, and careful review of their legal rights and obligations. We review all options with our clients, and advise on the best way to proceed in the event of a conflict.
Because the estate trustee or executor oversees the distribution of assets, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise surrounding the manner in which these duties are carried out. Our estates group is highly skilled in these types of disputes, having both defended estate trustees and brought actions against them on behalf of one or more beneficiaries.
Trusted and Experienced Estate Litigators
The professionals in our firm work to protect our clients’ interests, and they have a trusted network of professionals with expertise in various fields at their disposal should it prove beneficial to the matter at hand. We routinely partner experienced litigators with younger lawyers in litigation matters in order to bring new ideas, enthusiasm and creativity to the process.
Our qualified and professional lawyers can assist clients in various disputes by:
- Challenging a Will or trust
- Filing a Notice of Objection in the event of a trustee dispute
- Filing dependants’ relief claims when heirs are excluded from a Will or not sufficiently provided for
- Litigating trustee/executor disputes
- Litigating trustee compensation and passing of trustee accounts
- Seeking to remove estate trustees for dishonesty or incompetence
- Seeking orders for direction from the court
- Acting as estate trustee during litigation
Contact the Estate Litigation Lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP
In order to benefit from our personal service, attention to detail, and compassion with respect to an estate dispute, contact us at 416-863-0125 or send us an email for more information.