Charles Ticker

Charles Ticker
Charles B. Ticker Law Office
Sole Practitioner
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Mediation

A lawyer for more than 35 years, Charles Ticker’s estate law practice in Toronto — Charles B. Ticker Law Office — focuses on helping clients resolve litigation disputes, administer estates with assets ranging from $250,000 to $100 million, and mediation.

Mr. Ticker was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980 after receiving a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in psychology from McGill University in 1974. He completed law school and earned his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1978.

He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, honouring significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Having successfully appeared at all levels of Ontario courts, Mr. Ticker has continued to update his skills and in 2007 he completed training at Harvard as a certified mediator.

A member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, Mr. Ticker is often invited to speak about estate law and has published a newsletter on estate law, called TickerTalk.

He has co-chaired the Advising the Elderly Client Conference since 2011 and is writing a book on estate litigation.

Mr. Ticker has a blog on estate disputes named “The Sibling Fight.”

Charles Ticker In The News
Man who killed parents entitled to partial inheritance

By Charles Ticker A  recent story  from New South Wales in Australia describes the struggle a woman had to stop her brother from inheriting from their parents after ... Read more

Warring siblings make bad estate trustees

Parents should think twice before appointing all their children as executors, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator  Charles B. Ticker tells . ... Read more

Avoid emotional family disputes by pre-arranging funeral, writing a will

A dispute between siblings over where their deceased mother’s body should be buried brings up issues around the advantages of making your funeral wishes known, ... Read more

Benjamin order can protect trustee if there's a missing beneficiary

When a beneficiary of an estate remains missing following reasonable searches, there are some approaches estate trustees can take to protect themselves, Toronto-area estates ... Read more

If marriage breaks down, review will and beneficiary designations

The issue of where former and current spouses stand when it comes time to distribute wealth from an estate continues to draw the attention of the courts on many levels, ... Read more

Abuse of elders becoming more common

By Charles Ticker I recently came across two articles online from Australia that contain disturbing examples of how the abuse of elders has become more and more common. ... Read more

Mediating estate disputes part 3: common mistakes

In the final instalment of a three-part series, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles B. Ticker discusses common mediation mistakes. In order for an estate ... Read more

OCA split decision underscores difficulty in drafting for contingencies

Disputes involving the division of a family farm or cottage are common and it’s challenging to foresee what issues might arise after a will has been drafted, Toronto-area ... Read more

Aretha Franklin died without an estate plan

By Charles Ticker Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018. A  recent story  online about her death suggests that she died without a will or a trust. This ... Read more

Mediating estate disputes part 2: the process

In the second instalment of a three-part series, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles B. Ticker discusses how the mediation process works. Due to the ... Read more

Mediating estate disputes part 1: preparation

In the first instalment of a three-part series, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles B. Ticker discusses how to prepare for mediation. Due to the ... Read more

Court clarifies process for will challengers

Lawyers in the estates bar are breathing a sigh of relief after a recent decision provided some clarity on the evidence required to support a will challenge, Toronto-area estates ... Read more

Ticker to share strategies for mediating estate disputes

On May 30, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles B. Ticker will speak at a session for lawyers and accountants hosted by B’nai Brith National ... Read more

Billionaire's estate will not go to his family

By Charles Ticker A  recent story online found here  reveals the estate plan of the billionaire founder of a furniture giant. The man (March 1926 – January ... Read more

Brothers fighting over their mother’s estate

By Charles Ticker A  recent story  from England outlines some of the difficulties siblings may encounter with respect to their parents’ estates. The story is ... Read more

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