Field Law - Edmonton Calgary Yellowknife

Home > Areas of Law > Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Firm Announcements

April 2017
Field Law Supports Pay-it-Forward Ideas of Local Organizations and Community Causes with $75,000

Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is excited to announce the launch of its 5th annual Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). The Program supports local initiatives and causes within communities in Northern and Southern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. In 2017, the Program will donate $75,000 across all three regions....

Taking Off: Drone Law in Canada
What You Need to Know to (Legally) Operate a Drone

Did you know that people operating drones are considered pilots of aircraft? Or that the Canadian drone market is estimated to be worth between $100-$260 million by 2024? How about the fact that more than 300 Canadian companies fall within the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sector?...

Upcoming Presentations

June 15, 2017
"Fiduciary Duty" as an Ingredient of the Pension "Mélange"

Greg Harding, Taylor Woolsey

Estate and trust litigation is a unique and complex area of the law. Estate litigation is also governed by a separate set of procedural rules requiring detailed legal knowledge. Contentious issues often arise at emotionally difficult times and litigation is not always the best solution.

The Estate and Trust Dispute Resolution Team at Field Law has extensive experience working with executors, administrators, attorneys, agents, trustees and beneficiaries in the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of claims. We have the knowledge and experience to assist you with resolution of a wide range of disputes relating to wills, trusts, and estate adminstration, including:

  • Challenges to wills due to concerns about capacity, undue influence or suspicious circumstances
  • Will validity and interpretation disputes
  • Challenges to transfers of assets during a person’s lifetime
  • Claims by dependants, family members and adult interdependent (common law) partners
  • Concerns about Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives
  • Accounting to beneficiaries by executors or administrators of estates, trustees, or attorneys under a power of attorney, including executors’ compensation and passing of accounts
  • Concerns about improper dissipation of estate or trust assets
  • Applications to the Court for advice and direction about estate administration
  • Trust variations
  • Disputes about compensation of trustees, executors, administrators, attorneys and agents

We focus the individual circumstances of each of our clients and the early and practical resolution of claims to minimize costs, while seeking the best possible outcomes. We carefully consider and offer, as may be appropriate, a range of dispute resolution and collaborative alternatives to the traditional litigation process.