Estate Administration

"Estate administration" refers to the steps required to settle the assets/affairs of a deceased person.  If the deceased had a valid Will, the Will should name the person appointed by the deceased to administer and distribute his/her estate.  This person is called an estate trustee (formerly called an executor or executrix).  If there is no... read more

Estate Litigation

Estate litigation is a broad term that encompasses will challenges and will interpretations, contested estate administration and probate applications, the removal of executors or the rectification of a defective will. It includes a variety of disputes between executors and beneficiaries, as well as disappointed beneficiary claims and allegations of delay or the mismanagement of estate... read more

Estate Mediation

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that is widely embraced by the justice system and legal profession.  Mediation allows the parties to “step outside” the court system to try and privately settle their dispute with the help of a neutral third party.  The hallmarks of mediation include: compromise, good faith bargaining, and a... read more