Estate Litigation & Administration
- Probate Applications
- Applications for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With a Will
- Applications for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee Without a Will
- Advice to Trustees / Executors
- Challenging Accounts of Trustees / Executors for Beneficiaries and other interested parties
- Will Challenges
- Will Interpretations
- Removal of Trustees/Executors/Guardians
- Dependant’s Relief Claims
- Capacity/Incapacity Proceedings
- Guardianship Applications
- Guardianship Disputes
- Power of Attorney Litigation
- Estate Mediation
Parker & Company has over 40 years of combined experience in virtually all aspects of Probate matters, Estate and Trust Administration and Estate Litigation including assistance to Executors and Beneficiaries of Estates, in Will Challenges as well as Guardianship and Trustee disputes.
We appreciate that Estate Litigation can be very difficult for those individuals involved. Our lawyers bring both expertise and sensitivity to their practice in order to mitigate and resolve conflicts either through Mediation, Litigation or Arbitration.
Our lawyers routinely advise Executors, Administrators, Trustees, Estate Trustees and Attorneys for Property and Personal Care as well as beneficiaries and other interested parties in all aspects of Estate Administration and Estate Litigation.
We are often involved in Passing of Accounts disputes, Contested Will Challenges, Powers of Attorney Disputes, Dependant’s Relief Proceedings, Unjust Enrichment Claims and Trust Claims including Constructive trusts, Resulting trusts and those involving Joint Family Ventures.
Mr. Parker successfully resolved a guardianship proceeding involving the Public Guardian & Trustee and complicated family law equalization issues. Court approval was obtained despite the objection of an interested party. The case is now under appeal.
Mr. Parker successfully resolved a dependents relief proceeding for a litigation guardian on behalf of a minor under Ontario’s Succession Law Reform Act and despite the position of The Children’s Lawyer, obtained an award of full indemnity costs for the client from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.