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How to Apply for Probate In Ontario

The best step an estate trustee can take is to approach an experienced solicitor for assistance in obtaining probate.  The process will likely go far quicker and more efficiently.  For those who wish to educate themselves on how to obtain probate here are some sites that might prove useful:

  1. The Law Society of Ontario at
  2. Ministry of Attorney General – Where do I file an application for “Letters Probate”
  3. See RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE – R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 194 Rules 74.04, 74.05, 74.05.1, 74.06, 74.07, 74.08, 74.09
  4. sections 5-7  of the Estates Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.21
  5. Estates Administration Act
  6. Estate Administration Tax Act
  7. Succession Law Reform Act
Toronto Estate Litigator - Charles Wagner

The author of this blog is Charles B. Wagner. Charles is a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts and partner at Wagner Sidlofsky LLP.

This Toronto office is a boutique litigation law firm whose practice is focused on estate and commercial litigation.

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This blog is not intended to serve as a comprehensive treatment of the topic. It is not meant to be legal advice. Every case turns on its specific facts and it would be a mistake for the reader of this blog to conclude how it might impact on the reader’s case. Nothing replaces retaining a qualified, competent lawyer, well versed in this niche area of practice and getting some good legal advice.
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