Bobby Gets Bubkes
By: Charles B. Ticker
Fighting with a sibling over your parent’s estate? Before taking another step read this book!
“Estate litigation and mediation specialist Charles Ticker has written an invaluable book on the last, most painful manifestation of sibling rivalry; the inequitable parental will. Don’t even consider dealing with this emotional and financial minefield, which can have devastating consequences for sibling relationships for the rest of your life, without his wise, experienced, and eminently sensible counsel.” – Jeanne Safer, PhD., author of Cain’s Legacy: Liberating Siblings form a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy, and Regret
“This is the kind of book that lawyers should have on hand in their libraries for quick reference or recommend to their clients to read before they enter into costly litigation.” – The Honourable Susan E. Greer, Retired Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
“Charles Ticker does a superb and comprehensive review of the concept of sibling rivalry. He looks at its history and theories surrounding this very common human emotion. It is an excellent resource for estate practitioners as it provides an important perspective that serves to assist us in serving our clients. I highly recommend this book.” – Ian Hull, Estate Lawyer and Co-Author of Challenging the Validity of Wills
“And you thought Cain and Abel didn’t get along. Thinking of suing your sibling over your parent’s estate? Read this book before you see a lawyer.” – Hart Pomerantz, Lawyer and Television Personality
“Ticker’s extensive litigation experience serves him well as he lays out both the common problems of sibling rivalry in the inheritance realm and the various legal resolution options.” – P. Mark Accettura, Lawyer and Author of Blood & Money
“A cautionary tale and useful guide to parents contemplating how to leave their estate to their children – or putting off dealing with it. Ticker offers a comprehensive view of how differing perceptions of what’s “fair” can tear families apart. Perhaps most important is his advice, based on years of hard-won legal experience, about how parents and siblings can navigate these issues and avoid the worst-case scenarios. Read it before you make a will. Read it before you undertake a lawsuit to challenge a parent’s will.” – Francine Russo, author of They’re Your Parents Too
“Charles brings this complicated area of law to life by discussing real cases, including celebrity cases. A must read for anyone thinking about getting involved in estate litigation.” – Les Kotzer, Estate Lawyer and Co-Author of The Family War
“In his book, “BOBBY GETS BUBKES”, Charles B. Ticker, an Estate litigation and mediation specialist, has explained the law relating to sibling disputes in estates litigation in a witty, relatable, and informative manner. Any person who reads this book and has siblings is able to relate to it or some parts of it. . By drawing on research conducted by psychologists who aim to understand the psychology behind sibling disputes, the author makes the reader think about the underlying reason behind sibling rivalry and whether sibling rivalry is in our gene. Furthermore, his use of real life cases that he has come across in his career to provide practical examples of how the law operates, simplifies the content for the reader.
This book explores various topics ranging from the source of sibling rivalry, testamentary freedom and the limits thereof, the different perspectives of the concept of fairness, the role of an Estate Trustee, the disputes involving beneficiaries and Estate Trustees, grounds upon which a will challenge can be launched, to the various issues one is to be consider before embarking on this expensive and emotional roller coaster journey called litigation.
The book helps the reader understand and navigate this complicated area of the law, provides them with the bigger picture, helps to manage their expectations and to consider the alternatives to litigation, such as mediation at an early stage of the process.
Whether you are a lawyer practicing in this area, a layperson thinking of commencing an action against your siblings over your parent’s estate or a person who likes reading books, this book is for you.” – Sareh (Lua) Ebrahimi of WEL Partners