Estates: Beneficiaries’ Rights

Our lawyers have years of experience providing services to clients in the Ottawa area for probate applications, notifications of death, transfers of ownership, survivorship applications, letters to beneficiaries, and consultations regarding executor rights and beneficiaries rights.

When should a Beneficiary consider retaining his or her own lawyer?

• If you believe the Will of the deceased is not being followed or you feel you are being treated unfairly

• If you are an unsatisfied dependant of the person who died

• If you are a beneficiary of an Estate and your questions are not being answered or you feel you are being “kept in the dark”


In an attempt to bring some order to the legal system, the legislators have imposed deadlines on individuals who wish to enforce their legal rights and seek their legal remedies.


There are such deadlines in Estate Law and if missed you risk losing your legal rights and you may be barred from making your legal claim. Judges are not generally in favour of extending a deadline that has been imposed by the provincial or federal legislators. This may seem harsh or unfair, however you must protect yourself and take steps to enforce your legal rights.


We recommend that you contact a lawyer if you think you need legal advice in Estate Law or legal representation by a lawyer. Do not wait.


If you want a lawyer to protect your rights or if you simply want to consult a lawyer to obtain legal advice, do not hesitate to contact us. We can help.

We would be pleased to provide you with a no obligation consultation. We are always available to take your call and explain to you your legal rights and remedies. Do not hesitate to contact us. We can help.

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