Wills, Estates & Estate Litigation

Walker Head recognizes the importance of planning ahead.

  • Estate Planning: Will Drafting, from the most simple Will to complicated Dual Wills; includes drafting for incapacity issues (“Henson” Trusts)
  • Powers of Attorney (Financial and Personal Care)
  • Trust Documents, including Alter Ego Trusts and Inheritance Trusts

Estate Administration:

  • Assisting Estate Trustees with the administration of Estates – from the initial identification and redemption of assets, to assisting with the payment of debts, to coordinating with tax professionals, and to reporting to beneficiaries.
  • Probate Applications (with or without a Will), including re-sealing out-of-province Probate Grants, and Applications for Succeeding Estate Trustees;
  • Assisting Estate Trustees with Applications to Pass Estate Accounts when required

Estate Litigation:

  • Representing Estate Trustees and Beneficiaries in Will challenges, Will interpretations, and contested Passing of Estate Accounts
  • Dependant Support Proceedings
  • Guardianship: Court Applications for Guardian of Property and Guardian of Person
  • Walker, Head’s Wills and Estates Department is able to provide clients with assistance both in pre-death planning and after-death administration and conflict resolution.
  • The Estate Planning team offers expertise with a number of different planning options.
  • The Estate Administration and Litigation department is experienced in offering assistance in post-death matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

Wills Appointments:

Prior to your first meeting with a team-member, we ask that you complete a questionnaire and return it to us. The forms are found here:

Andrew Felker has often appeared in court. His most recent reported cases include:

Mowry v. Groome, 2016 Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Contested Passing of Accounts) 

Seguin v. Pearson, 2017 Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Will Challenge)


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