Will Challenges

Client-Focused Toronto Estate Litigation Boutique for Will Challenges

Losing a loved one is never easy. If there is any question as to their final wishes, matters can become extremely complicated without thoughtful legal advice.

Financial Litigation is a boutique law firm with an exclusive focus on complex financial disputes.  We provide comprehensive legal advice on your time frame, and are available to our clients seven days a week. We assist high-income clients with litigation arising from challenges to a will, and other estate disputes.

Reasons for challenging a will

Even where there is a will in place, there may be reasons to question whether it properly reflects the final wishes of the deceased person or “testator”.

In order to be valid, a will must be drawn up in accordance with formal legal requirements, the testator must have proper mental capacity to understand its contents, and they must be free from any undue influence.

Some common reasons for contesting a will include:

  • Failure to properly apply current estate laws;
  • Vastly unequal treatment of beneficiaries;
  • An outdated estate plan, or conflict as to which plan predates another;
  • Improperly executed documents or improper amendments;
  • A lack of mental capacity;
  • Undue influence by a close relative or companion;
  • A wrongly named beneficiary or other error; or
  • Wills in multiple jurisdictions, or other international conflict of law issues.

Financial litigation boutique representing clients in will challenges

As a litigation firm that focuses on financial disputes, Financial Litigation has experience handling complex estate matters involving businesses, investments, and other assets. We have an extensive network of financial experts including forensic accounting and estates professionals to help build a successful case for our clients and ensure their rights are protected.

We represent clients seeking to challenge a will in court. We have experience contesting the validity of wills and estate plans on the grounds of improper legal form, undue influence, or lack of capacity.

We also represent executors or beneficiaries that are defending will challenges. We can advise executors, estate trustees, and other representatives where a will is being contested.

Client-oriented advice from Toronto’s financial and estate litigation boutique

Financial Litigation is focused on providing responsive advice on our clients’ schedules. Our lawyers are available to answer questions and address issues seven days a week. With personal, one-on-one service, our clients can rely on us to keep them up to date and provide legal advice that keeps their financial well-being in mind. To make an appointment, call 416-769-4107 x1 or contact us online.