Ed Olkovich

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I am Ed Olkovich, a Toronto estate lawyer and Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law. My blog has breakthrough ideas for estate planning and executors. I aim to provoke, propose and to persuade you to take action.

Recent Articles

Suddenly You Realize What You Need

Einstein entered my law office and told me about his 89-year-old Uncle Andy. “Andy fell again and was rushed by ...
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Choose the Right Executors to Protect Your Money

Here’s why people never make wills and how you fix it. Many people do not know who to name as ...
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Practical Reasons People Do Not Make Their Own Wills

Danny had questions about wills when he called my law office. My practical answer may help you decide how to ...
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How to Stop Gambling with Your Estate

Okay, so you don’t go to casinos. But you can still lose a ton of money. It’s easy if you ...
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Good Reasons Not to Be an Executor

Do you know the pros and cons of handling an estate for someone? You have to ask questions before they ...
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Executors, If Only You Knew…

You will likely act as an estate executor someday. You’ll do that for a partner, parent or family member. But ...
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Take Jerry Seinfeld’s Estate Planning Advice

I did not interview Jerry Seinfeld for this article. But I can share with you what he taught me. I ...
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Executors Need Answers to These Questions

Executors are eager to get off to a good start. They dive into estates. However, they need to test the ...
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Use Checklists to Review Wills

The biggest benefit of having a will is peace of mind. You make your will to enjoy the benefits during ...
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Every Estate Plan Needs One

Making your will is the foundation for all estate planning. You may think making a will is not important. But ...
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Joint Bank Accounts Cause Costly Complications

Lots of people have joint bank accounts. You may not understand the dangers these accounts may bring. You may believe ...
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Do You Need a Digital Estate Plan?

Will your estate executor have access to your digital estate? Do you know what is involved in a digital estate ...
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Are You and Your Business Prepared?

“Did Matthew have a plan to deal with his business?” Sheila's life partner, Matthew, died a week ago. He ran ...
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Canadian Estate Income Tax Returns

If you are an estate executor, it’s tax season. Coping with a deceased’s income tax returns is a burden. Here ...
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Do Zombies Need Estate Planning?

You might be a zombie…if you mindlessly expect: the government to provide for your family when you die your family ...
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Do You Want These Advantages from Estate Planning?

What motivates you to get going? Sometimes the weather gets us down and sometimes it's our attitude. Sometimes you need ...
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Do You Want a Cheap Will?

What does it cost to protect your family with a professionally-prepared will? Can you get an inexpensive will? I’ll share ...
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Have You Had Enough?

When it comes to money, you know there are Haves and Have-nots. Here's something that may surprise you: when it ...
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Do You Want These Estate Planning Benefits?

Estate planning may not save lives, but it provides important benefits. Your estate plan makes a difference to the people ...
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You Need to Answer These Estate Planning Questions

Why do you invest your money? My guess is so you don’t have to stay up at night worrying about ...
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