Ontario Estate and Trust Law Firm

Your estate can be substantially reduced if the estate planning and estate administration legal services you receive fail to maximize available planning options or do not provide appropriate wealth protection solutions.

At O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP, we work to protect clients' wealth by providing thorough and cost-effective estate, wills and trusts, and probate legal services. We are highly knowledgeable regarding reducing clients' exposure to probate fees, income taxes and other costs. For example:

  • We can create trusts to come into effect now or under your will to "income split" and reduce income tax, ensure succession of your property to your beneficiaries, and plan for potential conflicts and disputes.
  • We can create trusts that protect the assets of special needs adults while keeping them eligible for government benefits.
  • We can advise on techniques to structure assets to avoid or minimize probate fees.
  • We can create multiple wills so that property that does not require probate to be administered, as well as property in other jurisdictions and other countries passes smoothly and cost-effectively to heirs.
  • We can create alter ego and joint partner trusts that offer tax savings and multiple benefits as a "will substitute."

Skilled Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, and Estate Dispute Resolution Representation

Firm founder Margaret O'Sullivan, a frequent speaker and writer on trust and estate issues, has held numerous leadership roles for several professional organizations.

Also engaged in trust and estate work at O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP is Susannah Roth, who has spoken and written on various subject areas in trust and estate law and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a trustee of the Ontario Bar Association Foundation. Susannah is a past chair of the Ontario Bar Association Trusts and Estates Executive Committee and a past member of the Council of the Ontario Bar Association.

Emma Hamilton's practice includes estate planning, estate administration and estate dispute resolution. Emma is currently completing the Diploma Program of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Birute's practice includes tax, estate and incapacity planning, estate administration and estate dispute resolution. Birute has extensive experience in personal and corporate taxation law and financial planning. She completed her articles at the Tax Court of Canada and subsequently practised at a national Canadian law firm and a "Big Four" accounting firm in Toronto and New York and worked at a major Canadian bank. Birute is completing the Diploma Program of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She also serves on the Executive Committees of Ontario Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Section and Tax Section. Birute received a Province of Ontario recognition for volunteering for 15 years with a Lithuanian charitable organization. Birute also speaks Lithuanian and Russian.

To learn more about how the probate process, potential estate disputes and inadequate estate planning can reduce your wealth, and to discuss solutions, contact the Toronto wealth protection lawyers of O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP.