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It has been said that you don’t really know a person until you have had to share an estate with them. Sadly, this is sometimes true.  Too often, family members, partners and dependents end up in disputes relating to the validity and interpretation of wills and the management and distribution of estate assets.  Very often, one or more parties feel they are being taken advantage of and that their rights, or the true wishes of the family member, partner or friend who has died, are being disregarded. Very often, without the benefit of experienced counsel, these disputes can drag on. And too often, these disputes carry with them a subtext of genuine need, betrayal, injured expectations, and hurt feelings.  With knowledge and expertise built on many years of experience, Siskinds’ team of Estate Dispute Lawyers are sensitive to the stressful nature of these disputes.  We know our way around this specialized area of law, partner with and listen to our clients, and are committed to finding the most practical and cost efficient means of bringing a dispute to an end.

Clients turn to us not only for assistance in Will and Estate Disputes, but also for disputes relating to estate accounting, support for dependents, breach of trust and fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, business succession and farm disputes, and applications to remove, replace or review the actions of trustees, guardians and individuals acting under powers of attorney.

In addition to representing individuals and trust companies, many of our cases are referrals from other professionals including accountants, financial planners, insurance brokers, bankers and other lawyers who recognize the depth of our expertise in this area.

In each case, our team brings to the table a blend of sensitivity, experience, fierce advocacy and determination that lets our clients know that we hear and care about them, that we will relentlessly strive to achieve the best results for them, and that whether it be through negotiation, mediation or in the courtroom, they are being properly and fully represented

Our Team

Learn more about Laura Geddes.

Laura Geddes

Associate - Real Estate Services, Wills & Estate Planning
Learn more about Paul Morrissey.

Paul Morrissey

Partner - General Litigation
Learn more about Michelle Moro.

Michelle Moro

Counsel - Wills & Estate Planning
Learn more about Paul Strickland.

Paul Strickland

Partner - General Litigation, Estate Planning
Learn more about Leanne Kuchynski.

Leanne Kuchynski

Associate - General & Estate Litigation
Learn more about Catherine Bruni.

Catherine Bruni

Partner - Insurance Defence, Professional Negligence & Estate Accounting
Learn more about Amanda Shaw.

Amanda Shaw

Associate - General Litigation
Learn more about Dagmara Wozniak.

Dagmara Wozniak

Partner - Estate Litigation, Personal Injury

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5 out of 5 stars.

I cannot thank you enough for what you [Chris Collins] and Charlene [Howlett] have done for me! I was so wary and anxious about beginning the legal process, but you and Charlene expertly guided me through it all, every step of the way. Charlene’s timely, patient responses and quick results when dealing with my own insurance company were all truly amazing. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your kindness, thoughtfulness, patience and steady support when I felt so unsure and my head was spinning. The outcome was an amazing, surprise, surpassing my hopes. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. From the bottom of my heart I thank you so very much! - C.E.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am very thankful to have been represented by Marie [Tukara] in what started as a high conflict marriage separation. I wanted to fight back as hard as possible, but not compromise my own integrity and sense of fairness. Marie was the right lawyer for me, as her integrity and desire for fairness, especially with respect to the children, was in line with my own. I found her to be incredibly competent and efficient in synthesizing a complex story into a concise response for legal documentation. In short, with Marie I was able to neutralize a large amount of unfairness delivered my way without having to stoop to the other party’s level, which is what any self-respecting person would ultimately want from their lawyer in my position. - A.S.

4 out of 5 stars.

When my husband and I bought a business, we chose Siskinds as we had a friend working there. Our purchase was relatively straightforward, and the lawyers involved gave us just the right amount of advice and legal support. They kept the amount of work inline with the size of our business, which was great. I'm giving four stars as our work wasn't complicated, but I wanted to say that you shouldn't be afraid of using a big firm like Siskinds for anything you need. -L.G.