Estate Litigation

Hakemi & Ridgedale’s estate litigation group regularly deals with disputes arising from trusts and estates. Our lawyers become involved after estate planning has occurred, when the need for negotiation or legal action emerges. Our estate litigation group advises clients on claims under the Wills Variation Act, contested wills, disinherited children or spouses, validity of a will, undue influence, estate administration and incapacity claims.

Wills and estates matters can often raise sensitive issues and as such, our lawyers seek to resolve each matter in a manner that is efficient and minimizes damage to relationships. Our experienced estate litigation lawyers focus on advancing our client’s interests while preserving the familial relationships that are often fragile in these situations.

Our experience in estate litigation includes:

  • Claims under the Wills Variation Act
  • Contested wills
  • Disinherited children or spouse
  • Validity of a will
  • Undue influence
  • Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel claims
  • Incapacity claims
  • Estate administration
  • Executors responsibilities
  • Removal of executor or trustee for conflict of interest