Defending the Will


Following the loss of a loved one, emotions can run high and conflicts can arise. Often times those conflicts center around the Will of the deceased, putting the beneficiaries and/or the Estate Trustee in the position of having to defend the Will in court. When that happens, it is important to have a skilled and experienced legal team on your side.

We believe first and foremost in designing Wills for our clients with an eye toward potential vulnerabilities, in order to avoid litigation. The best way to defend a Will is to ensure it is executed properly and with a full appreciation of the law.

However, when a challenge arises, we are prepared to vigorously defend your interests in court. Wills can be challenged for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Lack of testamentary capacity
  • Undue influence
  • Fraud
  • Elder abuse
  • Improperly executed wills
  • Interpretation issues

The estate lawyers at Sweatman Law have over 20 years of experience litigating Will challenges, and our success is owing to our depth of knowledge in this area of the law. We have experience in all levels of the Ontario court system, including the Supreme Court of Canada and our knowledge of Wills, estates and trust law is considerable.

Contact Us – Trusted Litigation Experts in Oakville, Milton and Georgetown

To discuss your options for defending a Will in court, and to benefit from our extensive experience, please contact us onlineto arrange a consultation.