Charles B. Ticker Estate Litigation and Mediation – Over 40 years of Experience
His passion as an estate lawyer has allowed him to help clients resolve various estate litigation disputes. The lawyer you hire to represent you can make a big difference to the outcome of your case. He has also appeared successfully at all levels of Ontario Courts, including the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Charles has been a lawyer since 1980. He completed law school and earned his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1978. He has continued to update his skills to better serve his clients. In 2007 he completed mediation training at Harvard as a certified mediator. More about Charles here.
News & Events
24/8/2023 – Charles was included in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada©. Details here.
31/01/2023 – Charles was quoted in a CBC Investigates news story. Read the full story here.
10/2/2022 – Charles presented to Financial Executives International on the Topic: “So You’ve been Appointed an Executor: Tribute or Trepidation?”
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Areas of Practice
Charles has focused his practice exclusively on estate litigation and estate mediation. The following are some of his practice areas:
Contesting a Will
Dependant Support Claims
Power of Attorney Litigation
Passing of Accounts
Removing an executor
Substitute Decision Maker Disputes
Lack of Knowledge
Losses Caused to the Estate
Outdated Estate Plans
“Happy New Year to a very wise, thorough, responsive, experienced and all round wonderful lawyer. You have no idea how many times I have been grateful to be your client. May 2022 be very kind to you and yours – good health, prosperity and many fun adventures, pandemic or no!”
“My brother and I hired Charles and his team over a property dispute after our mother’s death. Charles and his team were very thorough and gave us great guidance throughout the entire process. In the end we got a very good outcome via the mediation process, which Charles had always recommended over going to court as he prioritizes cost efficiency for his clients. I would recommend Charles to anyone who needs an estate litigator.”
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Charles has represented his clients in many different estate disputes. He is able to use his experience to craft creative litigation strategies to attain favorable for his clients.
Estate litigation disputes are some of the most highly-contested and emotionally charged legal disputes. The costs associated with estate litigation are seldom only financial. Estate disputes tend to bring out emotionally painful aspects of people’s lives and personal affairs. Most people have never hired an estate litigation lawyer in the past and are unfamiliar with the estate litigation process.
Hiring an estate litigation lawyer is one of the first steps to achieving the results you desire. As a litigant, you must be careful with the lawyer you select to represent you. If you are not careful, you may lose your case. Additionally, you may incur unnecessary expenses along the way. You need to make sure you hire an experienced estate lawyer.
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Estate mediation is an important part of the estate litigation process in Ontario. Most lawsuits in Ontario settle well in advance of trial. Many people believe that appearing in Court and having a verdict from a Judge is the desired outcome when a lawsuit is commenced.
However, the estate litigation process can be very lengthy and expensive. It can take many years of emotional and financial costs to litigate a matter all the way to trial.
In addition to his litigation practice, Charles has extensive experience acting as a mediator in various estate disputes.
Most estate disputes can be resolved well in advance of trial as long as the parties involved are willing to be reasonable. Even if you believe that you should take your case all the way to trial, there are many situations where estate mediation provides a more cost-efficient solution to your dispute.
More about mediation here.
The latest videos by Charles on recent estate issues: