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ESTATE, REAL ESTATE, CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

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TORONTO'S LEADING CIVIL LITIGATION LAWYERS

ESTATE, REAL ESTATE, CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

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As Estate Litigation Lawyers We Assist With The Following

We specialize in estate litigation disputes and focus on resolving complex legal matters in a cost-effective way, while minimizing delays and negative outcomes. Our experienced team of dedicated lawyers is always eager to deliver value to our clients while navigating the intricacies of estate law.

Areas Of Civil Litigation Expertise

WILL CHALLENGES
If you wish to contest a will, reach out to us today. Speak with one of our lawyers who will be pleased to assist you throughout the entire process, including issues such as:

  • Undue Influence
  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity
  • Lack of Knowledge or Approval
  • Fraud
  • Notice of Objection


Estate accounting
We assist trustees and beneficiaries in fulfilling their obligations and duties towards estate accounting, which include:

  • Undue Influence
  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity
  • Lack of Knowledge or Approval
  • Fraud
  • Notice of Objection


Estate and trustee removal
If an estate trustee has not taken any steps to administer the estate and has refused/neglected letters sent by the beneficiaries, then an application can be made to the court to replace and appoint a different estate trustee:

  • Undue Influence
  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity
  • Lack of Knowledge or Approval
  • Fraud
  • Notice of Objection


Fraud | Negligence | Abuse of Power | Oppression
Many estate matters might involve various other parties who are prone to making mistakes and, sometimes, even taking advantage of the situation. As part of our service, we are dedicated to helping to solve these issues.

  • Undue Influence
  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity
  • Lack of Knowledge or Approval
  • Fraud
  • Notice of Objection


Capacity issues
Capacity refers to an individual's ability to understand and make decisions regarding their personal and financial affairs. Capacity is particularly crucial when dealing with issues such as the creation and modification of wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents:

  • Undue Influence
  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity
  • Lack of Knowledge or Approval
  • Fraud
  • Notice of Objection


Dependency Relief Claims
If a deceased person hasn't provided sufficient support for dependents, the court may order adequate provision from the estate. Contact us to discuss your rights in a Dependent Support Claim, including:

  • Undue Influence
  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity
  • Lack of Knowledge or Approval
  • Fraud
  • Notice of Objection


Our Practice

10+

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

99%

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RATE

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CUSTOMERS SUPPORT

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FLEXIBLE PAY PLANS

With a wealth of 20 years of collective experience in civil litigation, our practice prioritizes the interests of our clients, striving for effective resolutions and building enduring relationships in the process. Regardless of the complexity of your legal issue, we are committed to attentive listening and evaluating optimal scenarios for you. Our specialization lies in estate litigation, where we excel in navigating complexities related to asset division, inheritance disputes, and probate challenges. Our success is grounded in legal knowledge, creative negotiation techniques, and a robust reliance on evidence to advance our cases. Whether you need guidance on your first steps in estate litigation, face issues with a trustee, or suspect estate fraud activity, we are here for you. Contact our practice today to initiate the next steps in your legal journey!

TESTIMONIALS

Our experience with May exceeded our expectations of a lawyer!It was unbelievable!!

She’s truly compassionate and passionate about her clients. We trust her with our life!!!May THANK YOU for being You! We are so grateful!You are our lawyer for life!!!!!

We are so lucky to know and work with May, ME Law Professional. She is so nice, professional and got everything done so fast and amazing even though our case was difficult.

We are so lucky to know and work with May, ME Law Professional. She is so nice, professional and got everything done so fast and amazing even though our case was difficult.

Our Approach

Contact Us for a Lawyer Consultation

During the Lawyer Consultation, you can provide us with a brief overview of the issues you are facing, and we will discuss the next steps on how we can proceed.s

Retain us for Legal Representation

We require a signed Retainer Agreement to authorize us to work on your matter, clarifying and confirming all the terms of our engagement between the parties.

Personalised Strategy

Whether pre-litigation steps are available in your circumstances or we need to move directly into litigation, we will advise you of all the options on the table. This way, you can choose the most optimal avenue for your situation.

Results and Co-ordination

We've got your back, so don't worry. We will contact you when we need your input because we want you to focus on your life. Let us work on getting results for you.

Narratives of Our Clients

ME Law successfully resolved a longstanding estate and trust dispute that spanned over 30 years. When Client S approached us in a dire situation, grappling with asset ownership issues dating back to the early '90s involving close family relatives, we provided clarity and resolution after a hard-fought battle, including appearances in front of the judge.


KL

Business owner

Client R, who had relocated to another province, played a significant role in caring for her deceased father during his twilight years and supporting her elderly mother.Even though both parents wanted to give Client R a fair share of the estate, the brother unfairly changed the will, leaving our client out and even selling family jewelry.


MS

Architector

ME Law successfully resolved a contentious Will dispute, addressing the amendment made just two months before the person's passing against their original wishes during a period of severe illness. In response to the exploitation of vulnerable individuals on their deathbeds, we promptly presented the case to the judge with a winning strategy, prompting the opposing ...


JT

Investor

ME Law successfully resolved a longstanding estate and trust dispute that spanned over 30 years. When Client S approached us in a dire situation, grappling with asset ownership issues dating back to the early '90s involving close family relatives, we provided clarity and resolution after a hard-fought battle, including appearances in front of the judge.


KL

Business owner

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Your Fees?

Our Fees depend on your specific situation. We provide an initial FREE 30 minutes consultation to evaluate your case. We will then determine the complexity, the amount of work that needs to be done and the other factors that might influence your particular situation. Upon that, we discuss payment options such an hourly rate fee, block fee or whether payment plans would be available to you in your situation.

What is the process and are the next steps to get to know more about you and how you can resolve my matter?

After our initial consultation over the phone, we schedule an appointment at our office where we discuss in detail your legal issue. We try to contact you promptly and immediately, if necessary, in order to keep you engaged throughout the whole process.


When/Where can you see me?

Our office is conveniently located in the heart of dowtown Toronto, right across from Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The closest subway stations are either St.George or Bay/Yonge/Bloor or Museum stations. There is a municipal parking at the back of the building. After our initial consultation over the phone, we will make an appointment and discuss all your matters confidentialy at our office.

When can you start the work?

While we are happy to assist with your matter, we cannot begin working until we have been fully retained on your matter. This includes both your signing of our retainer letter, confirming that you are hiring us as your lawyer and outlining the terms of our relationship, and payment of our retainer fees which we will need to begin work. We will not be your lawyers and will not be able to assist you until both of those steps have been completed.

What should I expect?

Call Us Now for A FREE 30 minutes consultation and we can immediately start handling your case. Your situation is not unique, most likely there were similar cases before, and this is where we can, as professionals with prior experience, step in to advise you on the best course of action to take and/or solution to your problem. Remember you have rights too and not just obligations, so no need to panic. Contact a professional to deal with your case in those stressful times.

Do you do limited scope retainers?

Yes, we would be glad to assist with a limited scope retainer.

Our Approach

Our commitment extends to a comprehensive array of legal services, ensuring that you receive expert support in areas such as Will Challenges, Trusts Variations, and Passing of Accounts. We specialize in handling delicate matters like Estate Trustee & Administrator Removal, addressing claims involving minors and capacity assessment, and advocating for the rights of dependents & other beneficiaries. Additionally, we navigate the intricacies of claims for constructive and resulting trusts. Trust us to guide you through these legal intricacies with diligence and proficiency as we remain dedicated to your success at every step

Estate Litigation Articles



  • How can I challenge a will in estate litigation?
  • What steps are involved in contesting a will's validity?
  • Can I dispute the appointment of an estate trustee?
  • What are the grounds for removing an estate trustee?
  • How can I protect my rights in a Dependency Support Claim?
  • When is it necessary to seek interim support during estate proceedings?
  • What orders can be obtained to stay estate distribution?
  • How does the court handle conflicts of interest in estate appointments?
  • What is the process for revoking a certificate of appointment?
  • Can an estate trustee be held liable for assets and liabilities?
  • How do I locate missing beneficiaries in an estate?
  • When is an estate trustee considered unfit to continue?
  • What actions constitute abuse by an estate trustee?
  • How can I initiate a guardian application for estate matters?
  • What alternatives exist for managing an estate during litigation?
  • How does the court handle unreasonable conduct by an estate trustee?
  • What role does the Declarations of Death Act play in missing beneficiary cases?
  • Can I apply for advice and directions from the court in estate matters?
  • How can I challenge the appointment of an unfit estate trustee?
  • What are the implications of a conflict of interests in estate appointments?
  • When is it appropriate to file a motion for directions in estate litigation?
  • How does the court handle situations where an estate trustee is a danger to the estate?
  • What are the legal requirements for identifying beneficiaries in an estate?

Contact Us

Whether you are facing a serious legal dispute, your rights have been violated, or you’ve just been hit with a legal claim, it is time to reach out to us today. Here, at ME Law, we act as an independent, unbiased third party who can view your situation through a legal framework, explain any legal risks you may be facing, and then guide you on the best path towards resolution or handle your legal matter for you from start to finish.


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