Court Applications and Estate Dispute Resolution

Some trust and estate matters require court intervention even if they do not involve a dispute. Other cases may erupt into conflict and require resolution through litigation or other means.

Whether you are a beneficiary, estate representative, trustee, or other interested party, O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP can navigate you through the legal system and move your matter ahead as efficiently, strategically and cost-effectively as possible.

Moving Forward on Non-Contested Court Applications

As a boutique firm practising solely in trust and estate law, we have worked with clients involving both simple and high-value, complex estates throughout Toronto, Ontario and beyond.

We have experience appearing in court for matters such as:

  • Passing of accounts — preparing and submitting to court and responding to challenges
  • Application for directions to court to seek guidance on matters arising in an administration, such as the interpretation of a will
  • Trust variations — to vary the terms of a trust
  • Guardianship matters — obtaining court approval for the appointment of a guardian and creation of a management plan

"Expertise and technical skills are excellent"— Private Client Band 1, 2017 Chambers Canada

Skilled Resolution of Contentious Disputes

Whether you are pursuing or defending against a claim, our lawyers provide frank advice and skilled representation. In many estate disputes, emotions can easily cloud judgment. Individuals may risk permanent damage to sensitive family relationships or may pursue a case beyond the value of the desired outcome.

Few matters actually go to trial. More often, they can be resolved effectively through skilled negotiation or mediation. Our role is to assess your case and lay out the options and the potential risks and benefits of each. Backed by experience, we give you the knowledge, perspectives and insights you need to make an informed decision.

If you decide to pursue a dispute, our lawyers are fully prepared to help you pursue a workable solution to contentious matters such as:

Request a Case Assessment

Our lawyers can assess your case and provide you with options on how to proceed. Email us via our online form to request a consultation.