When a person passes away, he or she usually leaves money, property, and other interests behind. Those interests are known as the deceased person’s estate. The estate needs to be handled or administered according to the wishes of the deceased, which often include making provision for a spouse, child or other family members.
The deceased may have left a will, which outlines his or her wishes. Or the deceased may have died intestate – without a will. In both circumstances, the administration of the estate can be challenging. The will may not be clear as to the person’s final wishes. Or the will may not make adequate provision for a family member who needs support. The deceased may have left multiple wills, or there may be a dispute about the validity of a will. There may be challenges with finding or appointing an executor or Estate Trustee. There may be issues with the administration of a trust or with the conduct of trustees.
At KMH Lawyers, we offer support & assistance for all matters related to estate litigation in Ottawa including:
- Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence
- Applications under the Substitute Decisions Act
- Guardianship Applications
- Removal and Appointment of Executors and Estate Trustees
- Will Interpretation
- Power of Attorney Disputes
- Passing of Accounts
- Dependent Support Claims
- Solicitor’s Negligence
- Quantum Meruit and Unjust Enrichment
- Elder Law and Abuse