High Value Toronto Estate Dispute Resolution and Court Proceedings Law Firm

Practicing Estate and Probate Law Since 1983

When disputes arise in the administration of an estate, it is essential that they be resolved efficiently, quickly and cost-effectively.

At the Toronto, Ontario, law firm of O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP, we provide estate dispute resolution services. If you need help resolving an estate dispute or conflict, contact our law firm today for experienced counsel and proactive representation.

Estate disputes can involve a broad range of disagreements but most often involve one of the following areas:

  • The meaning of the will — Who exactly is entitled to receive which property and when according to the wording of the document?
  • Executors' compensation — Executors are generally entitled to compensation but its determination often gives rise to uncertainty and sometimes disputes.
  • The valuation of bequeathed items — If property is to be divided evenly between beneficiaries, then the accurate valuation of property is highly important.
  • Executors' performance — Beneficiaries and executors can disagree on the handling of the administration of an estate.
  • Disputes between beneficiaries involving income vs. capital entitlements.
  • Multiple wills, overlapping wills and complex wills drafted in multiple jurisdictions and countries.
  • Allegations of undue influence, suspicious circumstances or other grounds to invalidate a will, trust or power of attorney.

We can assist in resolving estate disputes. Firm founder Margaret O'Sullivan is recognized by numerous International, European and Canadian directories as a leading practitioner in estate law, and is a frequent lecturer, educator and author regarding trusts, estates and probate.

Also engaged in trust and estate work at O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP is Susannah Roth. Susannah has practiced trust and estate law since being called to the bar in 2002, has spoken and written on various subject areas in trust and estate law, and is a past chair of the Ontario Bar Association Trusts and Estates Executive Committee and a past member of Council of the Ontario Bar Association.

Sara Beheshti's practice involves estate planning, estate administration, estate dispute resolution and real estate matters arising in the trust and estate context. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2008. Sara is a member of the Ontario Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Executive and chairs the Outreach Committee. She is also Vice-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association Real Property Section Executive. She is also a member of the Toronto Estates Solicitors & Litigators Association (TESLA).

Emma Hamilton's practice includes estate planning, estate administration and estate dispute resolution. She was called to the Alberta bar in 2016. Emma is currently completing the Diploma Program of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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For more information about our estate dispute resolution services, contact the Toronto estate dispute resolution lawyers of O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP.