Estate Litigation

Recognizing the need to navigate emotionally difficult situations, we explore and explain your rights and options and determine how to work with the other side, through negotiation, mediation or arbitration. If such efforts prove futile, we believe every person deserves the opportunity to plead in court. We advise on a number of estate issues, including:

  • Will Challenges and Will Defences
  • Power of Attorney and Trustee Disputes
  • Capacity Litigation
  • Unequal treatment of beneficiaries
  • Lack of testamentary capacity
  • Undue influence
  • Dependant Support Claims

Wills written without a lawyer could be unclear or invalid for not fulfilling the legal requirements as set out in the Succession Law Reform Act. This could lead to contentious litigation.

The general information on this page is not applicable to any specific case and is intended for information purposes only. It is not a substitute for legal advice and may not be relied on as such. Readers are expressly advised to consult with a qualified lawyer for advice regarding their specific circumstances and entitlements under Ontario law.

Contact Charney Legal to discuss your case and obtain legal advice relevant to you.