Offices in Ottawa and Perth
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Estate Litigation

Our Approach

Mann Lawyers has proudly assisted our community of clients with their wills and estate needs for 25 years, including working closely with professional and non-professional Estate Trustees. Our recognized experience and expertise is the product of a careful, balanced, knowledgeable and time tested commitment to wherever your issues take you. Because this history of service has involved our lawyers in the management and conduct of estate litigation, we have established a stand-alone Estate Litigation Group, to better assist our clients at times of stress by providing the necessary litigation experience and guidance they will require to make fully informed decisions.

While our primary objective is to resolve disputes and avoid the costs, disruption and consequences of litigation, where that is not possible, we know how to support your position in the courts effectively and respectfully. Our Estate Litigation Group is chaired by Heather Austin-Skaret, Co-Managing Partner, who has built a team which includes estates, wills and family lawyers with experience at all levels of courts and tribunals, supported by a seasoned expertise in alternative dispute resolution, mandatory for estate disputes.

Dependant Support Claims
Disagreements About A Will
Disagreements Over Capacity
Disagreements Over Estate Administration With A Will
Disagreements Over Estate Administration With No Will
Disagreements Over Power Of Attorney
Disagreements Where There Is No Will
Equalization Of Property After Death
Guardianship Applications And Disagreements
Passing Of Accounts
Private Mediations And Arbitrations
Variation Of Trusts

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Estate Litigation Resources

Practice Tips |
Estate Litigation

Posted January 25, 2022

Where a person is cross-examined on an affidavit to be used on a motion or application, the questions asked must be relevant to the matters[...]
Practice Tips |
Estate Litigation

Posted January 5, 2022

In the case of a will, suspicious circumstances questioning capacity may be (1) circumstances surrounding the preparation of the will, (2) circumstances tending to call[...]
Blog |
Estate Administration, Estate Litigation

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Posted November 29, 2021

A recent decision by Justice Corthorn provides a detailed and useful overview of the case law regarding the removal of Trustees.  In the decision of[...]
Practice Tips |
Estate Litigation

Posted November 19, 2021

Anyone who can be lawfully appointed a trustee can be lawfully removed.  But not lightly.  Grounds must be carefully considered, both individually and collectively.  Section[...]
Practice Tips |
Estate Litigation

Posted October 25, 2021

Parties should be increasingly aware of the changed mood in our courts regarding the awarding of costs in estate litigation. The general rule has been[...]
Practice Tips |
Estate Litigation

Posted September 27, 2021

Our courts are becoming increasingly frustrated with the filing of affidavit evidence in support of a position that is taken by a lawyer and is[...]

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