45 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1K9
Tel: (416) 925-7400 Fax: (416) 925-7464

Special Notice

We are all facing unprecedented and challenging times during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The health and safety of our clients, staff, colleagues and the public is of utmost importance to us. Whaley Estate Litigation is continually monitoring the situation and is following all guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health Ontario, and Toronto Public Health.

Virtually, WEL is business as usual and our commitment and service to you and your litigation will not stop nor will it be put on hold. In response to the COVID-19 virus, please be advised that WEL’s physical office is minimally staffed and will remain closed until further notice.

WEL lawyers, clerks, and all members of our team are working remotely. Any and all consultations or meetings will take place through videoconference or teleconference. We are accommodating mediations and/or arbitrations via videoconference or teleconference, and continue to bring urgent matters before our courts virtually in accordance with the Covid-19 directions from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, courts across Ontario have suspended usual operations until further notice, save for urgent and other limited issues. If you have any questions about whether your matter falls within the ambit of “urgent” or may proceed to court at this time, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support of our business team.

Regards, WEL PARTNERS

WEL Partners

WELcome to Whaley Estate Litigation Partners

Whaley Estate Litigation Partners (WEL Partners) is a Toronto based Trusts & Estates Litigation boutique practicing exclusively in estate related matters.

WEL advises Estate Trustees, Trustees, Attorneys, Guardians and Fiduciaries on their duties and obligations arising both at common law and legislatively.

WEL focuses on opinions, dispute resolution, litigation and mediation of estate, trust and related matters including related issues of undue influence, decisional capacity, fraud, forgery, suspicious circumstances and technical breaches respecting testamentary instruments.

WEL advises on wills, estates, trusts, gifts, powers of attorney, guardianship, on financial abuse, predatory marriage, elder abuse, end-of-life treatment decisions, medical assistance in dying, and elder law. A full list of specialized areas follows below.

WEL has been consistently ranked nationally as one of the Top 5 Wills, Trusts and Estates Boutiques in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

Kimberly Whaley mediates disputes both within or outside litigation proceedings.


Practice Areas

WEL Partners provides litigation, mediation and dispute resolution services and advice to counsel, and clients in the following practice areas (click to view details):


Lawyer, Laroux Peoples, a sole practitioner working in association with our firm, meets with clients out of our WEL offices weekly providing Estate and Trust Planning & Administration Services.

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Recognitions

Canadian Lawyer Top 5 Estates and Trusts Firms Lexpert Ranked Best Lawyers Chambers Canada Martindale Hubbell

Publications

A Dead Giveaway WEL on Elder Law WEL on Dependants' Support WEL on Guardianships WEL on Fiduciary Accounting WEL on Powers of Attorney Capacity to Marry What Next - Navigating Later Life Transitions Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario Support Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law Property Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law Estate Administration A Solicitor’s Reference Manual Estate Trusts & Pensions Journal Advocates' Quarterly STEP Trust Quarterly Review

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TPS Elder Abuse Resources

WEL Partners was pleased to assist the Toronto Police Service's ‘Seniors Community Consultative Committee’ in the development of these two community resource brochures that deal with the issues of Elder Abuse and Seniors' Isolation.

Click on the images below to view a PDF version of each brochure:

A Dead Giveaway TPS Elder Abuse and Neglect Brochure

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