Breakthrough Estate Planning

Breakthrough Estate Planning is a complete, step-by-step planning guide for your family’s future. There is no legal jargon here to confuse you. Enjoy peace of mind and reap the benefits of protecting yourself. More

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About Edward Olkovich

My name is Ed Olkovich and I am a Toronto lawyer, and certified specialist in Estates and Trusts Law. This is my website,

I have written numerous books, taught other professionals and sat on the Ontario Law Society’s Specialty Board. I am known as one of Canada’s leading estate experts.

For over 30 years, I have helped individuals, institutions and other lawyers. I can help if you are planning or handling an estate or resolving any dispute.

The majority of Canadian adults have not done any proper planning. Disputes over their estates and wills are bound to happen. Yes, even in good families, to good people.

You could be involved in an estate dispute. It could be because you are handling an estate as an executor, or, perhaps, you could lose your inheritance when a will is contested in court.
Sometimes these problems can make you so upset you don’t know what to do or where to begin.

The scariest part is that you need to hire an estate lawyer. But don’t think that all lawyers are the same.

Estate matters involve complex and specialized areas of law. You need someone with the appropriate knowledge and experience on your side.

My estate experience as a specialist will save you time and money. I will give you personal service at a cost comparable to larger firms.

Edward Olkovich is a Toronto Lawyer, and an Ontario certified specialist in Estates and Trusts Law.
Since 1978, he has:
Provided experienced, common- sense, legal advice to clients;
Helped educate legal professionals and the public through lively speaker series and seminars;
Written no-nonsense books, reports, and home study guides on:
making a will that works
estate planning
choosing executors
finding the right lawyer
how to handle probate
estate administration
resolving estate disputes
Provided insightful interviews to the news media
Legal Credentials
Practising lawyer, in his own firm, Edward Olkovich Law Professional Corporation
Past Chair of the Ontario “Make a Will Week” and past Co-Chair of the “Make A Will Month” campaigns, a province-wide public education programme with the Ontario Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Ontario Cancer Society and involved various sponsors such as Sun Life,the CIBC and the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario
Former instructor for new lawyers in the Bar Admission Course with the Law Society in the area of Estate Planning and Administration, Business of Law, Taxation and professional responsibility courses
Former Chair of the Law Practice Management and General Practice Sections of the Ontario Bar Association and past Executive Member of the Trusts and Estates Section
Associate Member of the American Bar Association and Book Reviewer for Law Practice Management Magazine
Speaker/chair at Ontario Bar Association and Law Society of Upper Canada programmes on various legal topics
Guest lecturer on estate planning at Schulich School of Business MBA programme

Member of:
Law Society of Upper Canada, including the Specialty Board certifying all other Specialists
Ontario Bar Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
American Bar Association (Associate)

Author Credentials
Author of various books, home-study guides and courses:
Executor Kung Fu: Master Any Estate in Three Easy Steps
Executor Beware: Your Complete System to Probate, Tackle and Tame Any Estate
Breakthrough Estate Planning: Finding All the Answers You’ll Ever Need
Choosing Executors: Your Formula for Success
Estate to the Heart: How to Plan Wills and Estates for your Loved Ones
Estate Planning in Six Simple Steps
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Estate Planning in Six Simple Steps for Canadians
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wills and Estates for Canadians
Articles published in:
CARP (Canada’s Association for Retired Persons)
Divorce Magazine
The American Bar Association Practice Management Magazine
The Lawyers Weekly
Quoted in:
The Toronto Star
The Toronto Sun
The Globe & Mail
The National Post
Edmonton Journal
Financial Executive’s Money Planner Magazine
Reader’s Digest
The Forum
The Law Times
Money Sense
For more information, contact us.
Read articles by or about Ed Olkovich:
Make Your Will Bulletproof by Edward Olkovich Read
Choosing an Executor by Edward Olkovich Read
Exercise Your Willpower by Edward Olkovich Read
It’s Never Too Late to Prepare Your Will by Bob Aaron Toronto Star, January 4, 2003

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