Why do I need a Will? Part 1

By Dorothy Hagel It’s quite common to hear someone say “I don’t really need a will.” People believe that their estates are “small” or “simple” and that “everyone gets along.” Often, people are convinced that letting their wishes be known

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Common Estate Planning Myths

By Dorothy Hagel Anyone, who has dependents or assets needs to have proper financial and estate plan. The dependents include a spouse and often a former spouse. Here are few estate planning misconceptions that could put the whole family in

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Is your Estate trapped in minimizing the Probate cost?

By Dorothy Hagel You may be very surprised that there are reasons why I would not always agree with your financial advisor who keeps on telling you that you should do everything possible to minimize the cost of probating your

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The delicate matter of mental “issues”

By Dorothy Hagel Naming the right estate trustee to administer the money for beneficiaries is the most important decision that has to be made during the estate planning process for any estate. Family dynamics, relationships, conflicts, personalities, acumen, skills, age

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Get estate planning right

By Dorothy Hagel Happy New Year 2015! As this is my very first blog entry, perhaps an introduction is in order. I am a lawyer practicing in Mississauga, Port Credit area. My practice focuses on estate matters.  I aim to

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