Toronto Estate Lawyers Assisting with Will Interpretation



A clear, carefully drafted will is the best way to avoid issues in the eventual administration of an estate. A well-written will can help prevent future disputes and potentially lengthy estate litigation.

Disputes over will interpretation commonly arise where there is ambiguity in the language of the will or in the intentions of the person making it (the testator). Such disputes can be financially costly to executors, and can ultimately negatively impact beneficiaries.

At Arbesman Hamilton LLP in Toronto, we have many years of experience advising executors and beneficiaries who need assistance with will interpretation, and we provide ongoing advice for an estate’s administration.

Advising Executors on Will Interpretation

The executor of a will is obligated to act prudently when administering a will, especially where unintended errors or omissions exist, a will is improperly drafted, there is a technical flaw (such as improper witnessing), or there is any other ambiguity.

An executor can apply to an Ontario Court for assistance with interpreting the will, if necessary. Where an executor chooses to pursue this option, they may be protected by the Trustee Act. It is vital to consult with an experienced estate lawyer before taking any action to minimize risk.

Contact Arbesman Hamilton LLP in Toronto for Clear, Effective Guidance on Administering a Will

If you are an executor, the experienced estate lawyers at Arbesman Hamilton LLP can carry out a thorough review of the will you are tasked with administering, help you understand your duties and obligations, and mitigate any risks, particularly if there is a dispute over the interpretation of the will. Contact us online or at 416-481-5604 for a consultation.

Blog

Nov 8

Having a valid will is one of the most important steps towards building a complete estate plan Yet, according to a recent article on the CBC, more than half of all... Read More

Oct 30

For some people, bonuses make up a large part of their total income However, unlike regular paychecks, bonuses are typically issued at irregular intervals So what... Read More

Oct 25

Child support payments can be one of the impacts felt the longest following a separation or divorce, especially if there are young children involved Parents will have... Read More

Oct 16

Funerals are usually, and understandably, sad affairs However one recently deceased man from Dublin, Ireland, has been making headlines after playing a rather funny, if... Read More

Oct 11

Amongst all the issues dealt with during a separation or divorce, custody and access to children is one of the most emotionally difficult for all involved These matters... Read More

Insert – Contact

Contact