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 Suppost 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

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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[...]
Practice Tips |
Estate Litigation

Posted September 20, 2021

As recently confirmed in Boucher v. Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario, 2004 CanLII 14579 (ON CA), estate litigation operates subject to the general costs regime set[...]
Practice Tips |
Estate Litigation

Posted September 13, 2021

Westerhof (Westerhof v. Gee Estate, 2015 ONCA 206, confirmed the reach and extent of expert opinion from a participant expert, who is afforded an exemption[...]
Practice Tips |
Estate Litigation

Posted September 7, 2021

In recent years judges have in their gatekeeping role become increasingly careful about whether they need an expert’s opinion, and the use and admissibility of[...]
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Posted August 31, 2021

Time limits are an important consideration if you are contemplating making any kind of legal claim.  In this blog, we will look at the time[...]
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Estate Litigation, Wills, Trusts and Estates

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Posted July 6, 2021

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