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Wills and Estate Lawyers Toronto

We have developed an extensive practice focusing on wills, estates and power of attorney documents. Our customized approach helps our clients by protecting their wealth and assets as well as informing them of their fiduciary obligations. Our clients have a variety of concerns ranging from foreign property, tax benefits, transfer of a business and inheritance issues. We address these concerns by providing customized solutions.

Our lawyers understand and recognize that the passing of a loved one is a difficult and stressful time. We provide expert legal services that are both efficient and compassionate. Our experience includes preparing estate plans for single-family holdings or for the complex estates with multiple assets.  Our practice  ranges from the listed services to any other specific needs addressed by our clients as follows:

Estate planning:

  • Preparation of wills and supporting documents
  • General probate avoidance planning
  • Trusts for various purposes, including probate avoidance, disability planning, asset protection, tax planning or controlled distribution of funds to beneficiaries
  • Advising on executor appointments, including the use of professionals and trust companies as executors
  • Advising trustees as to their duties
  • Trust planning for efficient management and distribution of assets after death
  • Marriage and cohabitation agreements, generally involving wills 

Probate and Estate Administration

  • Acting for both individual executors and trust company executors to obtain probate, gather in assets and distribute estates
  • Advising on estate administration
  • Advising on preparation of estate accounts and obtaining court approval of estate accounts when required
  • Advising estate beneficiaries, in relation to obtaining inheritances 

Estate Litigation

We represent clients involved in conflict surrounding an estate's administration or its terms. We defend executors and administrators as well as beneficiaries involved in the mediation or arbitration of inheritance claims such as:

  • Claims challenging the validity of the will
  • Claims of fraudulent or negligent estate administration by executors, trustees or powers of attorney
  • Interpretation of will and trust
  • Dependent's support claim
  • Claims on Passing of accounts
  • Claims on Unjust enrichments

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