Dealing with the loss of a loved one is an emotionally trying experience, especially if that is coupled with disputes when executing the decedent’s estate. The legal process carries many complications, nuances, and details that make it challenging for everyone involved.
You don’t have to grapple with these challenges alone.
My name is Matthias Duensing and I am an experienced probate administration attorney in Toronto, providing exceptional legal representation to resolve issues that may arise while probating an estate (testing the accuracy of the decedent’s Will and distributing their assets).
I fully recognize the sensitivity and uniqueness of your situation, having worked as an estate administration lawyer in Toronto for many years. You can expect accurate legal guidance that will help you take the best course of action.
I’m available to answer your questions. Call me today at 416-601-4769 or book an appointment online.
What is Estate Litigation?
Estate litigation generally involves emotionally-charged estate disputes regarding the legitimacy of a Will. These disputes typically involve family members or people close to the will-maker who want a fair settlement while maintaining amicable relationships.
Estate litigation often happens when there is a death in the family and, as a result of which, the challenges of distributing the estate and other personal assets crop up.
These matters not only call for legal expertise but also the discretion of someone who is able to navigate frayed temperaments during a sensitive time. It’s important to choose wisely when looking for an estate litigation lawyer.
How is the Estate Handled if There is No Will?
The Ontario Succession Law Reform Act details how the estate is to be distributed if the estate holder died intestate (without making a valid Will).
As per this Act, if a financial dependent of the deceased does not claim their entitlement, the spouse of the deceased gets the first $200,000 if they make a claim. If there is no surviving spouse, the estate is inherited by the decedent’s children.
There are quite some considerations here, and Duensing Law can help you decide what works in your best interests.
Call me today at 416-601-4769 or book an appointment online.
What Do Estate Litigation Services Cover?
The issues in estate litigation are broad and cover a wide range of legal services. The most common issues are challenges or interpretations relating to Wills, estates, and trusts.
Also covered are matters involving spousal rights, guardianships, estate accounts, and dependant support claims.
Duensing Law works to offset estate litigation issues through timely legal guidance and resolves any ongoing issues on your behalf. I also handle capacity proceedings, attorney power disputes, executor removal, and estate trustee counsel.
Do I Have a Good Chance in the Estate Litigation Process?
This really depends on your specific circumstance. The process is a complex undertaking and it is important that you have an experienced legal counsel to guide you through it.
Duensing Law provides reliable legal assistance in all estate litigation matters. I carefully review your options, employ my expertise from past cases to your benefit, and advise you on legal loopholes that could work in your favour.
Time is of the essence! The earlier we get started, the better prepared we can be to navigate the best outcome for your case. Book an appointment online.
Trust Your Estate Matters to Duensing Law –
An Experienced Probate Administration Attorney in Toronto
Estate litigation is best handled by professionals who’ve personally seen all sides of these cases. Legal experience will massively work in your favour here.
Duensing Law advises Executors, Administrators, and Trustees of Estates and Trusts on their fiduciary obligations and the expectations of the legislation governing their actions.
Don’t take a gamble on a matter of this magnitude. Call me today at 416-601-4769 or book an appointment online.