Toronto Estate Administration Lawyers

Efficient and Cost-Effective Probate Services

After a loved one has died, life can get complicated for immediate family members and friends. The estate's assets must be catalogued, certain debts may need to be paid and the remaining assets must be distributed to the estate's beneficiaries or heirs. These tasks may require probate, which can complicate the process in significant ways.

At Levitt, Lightman, Dewar & Graham, LLP, we provide a complete range of probate and estate administration services. These services and the advice we provide are designed to resolve the estate's outstanding issues and distribute assets as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. For help with a probate matter, please contact Levitt, Lightman, Dewar & Graham, LLP.

Experienced Etobicoke Estate Administration Lawyers

When you come to us for legal guidance, the first question we will answer concerns the need for probate. In some cases, it is not necessary, and we explain what you need to do to resolve the estate's issues so you can distribute its assets.

If probate is necessary, our firm can:

  • Prepare and file the application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee
  • Catalogue and assess the value of the estate's assets
  • Calculate the estate administration tax
  • Advise you regarding the distribution of assets
  • Prepare a distribution statement
  • Prepare and file the passing of accounts documents

Along the way, our lawyers can advise the estate trustee (executor) and provide other assistance. This is important, because an estate trustee can be held legally liable for errors and poor decisions. Let us take the burden of probate from your shoulders.

The costs and delays associated with probate can sometimes be avoided through the creation of trusts and other estate law vehicles. Our firm can create the documents and legal instruments needed for this purpose.

Contact Levitt, Lightman, Dewar & Graham, LLP, for a consultation with an experienced GTA estate or trust administration lawyer.