Your Personal Advocate During Trying Times

When you lose a family member or close friend, it can be one of the most difficult events to cope with. When a family member, beneficiary or another individual wants to dispute the contents of a will or other estate document in Ontario, it can make things even more stressful and emotionally challenging. Thomas J. MacLennan will act as your personal advocate during this trying time. At The Law Office of Thomas J. MacLennan, we assist clients in the following estate-related legal matters:

  • Claims for dependent support
  • Attacking the validity of a will
  • Setting aside a will on the basis of incapacity or undue influence
  • Power of attorney disputes
  • Guardianship matters

Ontario Wills

If you believe your children were not properly provided for in a will, we can help you dispute the will through the litigation process. Our law firm also has significant experience in cases involving competing applications for guardianship of children.

Power of Attorney and Capacity Issues

Ontario’s Substitute Decisions Act provides guidelines for determining whether an individual has the ability to make fundamental decisions regarding his or her health, finances, property and overall well-being. Power of attorney can be established for both property and personal care, which includes health care decisions. Both of these types of powers of attorney survive incapacity. At The Law Office of Thomas J. MacLennan, we represent those seeking to establish powers of attorney or disputing them.

Where an individual is incapable and without a valid power of attorney, we can act for you to obtain the necessary orders appointing guardians of property and the person.

Our team approaches every case with a strong focus on client attention, responsiveness and respect. Contact a highly knowledgeable Toronto estate litigation lawyer through our online form or call 416-591-1354 to arrange a consultation.