Articles By Ed Olkovich:

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Property rights in a common-law marriage

First-off, depending on which province you live in, don't...

Property rights in a common-law marriage
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We have few assets. Can we skip having a will?

If you have kids, you need a will. Here's...

We have few assets. Can we skip having a will?
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The one thing your will doesn’t always decide

When it comes to investments, naming a beneficiary may...

The one thing your will doesn’t always decide

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Who gets what in a blended family with no will?

There are no guarantees of who will inherit the...

Who gets what in a blended family with no will?
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What to do if you don’t trust the executor of a will

This reader thinks her brother will keep everything from...

What to do if you don’t trust the executor of a will
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The difference between wills and trusts

Knowing the difference between these two planning tools is...

The difference between wills and trusts
estate planning for blended families

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When a spouse is left out of the will

This reader's mother-in-law has no income—but gets no assets...

When a spouse is left out of the will
estate planning

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What do I owe my step-children?

Blended families can have complicated estate planning issues

What do I owe my step-children?
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Making changes to your will

Having the incorrect name on a will is common....

Making changes to your will