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14 Aug

Estate Law Case Study – Hull on Estates Podcast #72

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In this week’s episode of Hull on Estates, Justin and Megan discuss a case study.

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07 Aug

Vacation and Recreational Properties – Hull on Estate and Succession Planning Podcast #72

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This week on Hull on Estate and Succession Planning, Ian and Suzana discuss litigation involving vacation and recreational properties. This is an emotional as well as a legal issue. They talk about the realities of passing properties on to younger generations.

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07 Aug

Trusts – Hull on Estates Podcast #71

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In this episode of Hull on Estates, Ian and Suzana have a discussion dealing with the use of trusts. They use the example of a case where a family put their cottage into a cottage trust, and when the children grew older, the children wanted cottages of their own.

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26 Jun

Interim Support in Dependent Support Claims – Hull on Estates Episode #65

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During Hull on Estates Episode #65, Sean Graham and Paul Trudelle discuss some of the practice and legal issues that arise regarding interim support in dependant support claims.

Section 64 of the Succession Law Reform Act is referenced, as is the Puliver case and the Manninon case.

 

05 Jun

Powers of Attorney Defined – Hull on Estate and Succession Planning Podcast #63

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During Hull on Estate and Succession Planning Episode 63, Ian Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag discuss the role of Powers of Attorney during the estate planning process. 

They define "Power of Attorney", and cover the responsibilities that accompany this role. The steps to take if you decide to revoke your Power of Attorney are also discussed, as well as the regulations of the Substitute Decisions Act which sets out some of the duties involved in Power of Attorney

15 May

Joint Accounts – Hull on Estates #59

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In Hull on Estates Podcast episode #59, David Smith and Jason Allan discuss the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions on joint accounts in Pecore v. Pecore, 2007 SCC 17, and Madsen Estate v. Saylor 2007 SCC 18.

These two decisions concern joint bank accounts and the decision of right of survivorship, as well as the question of presumptions resulting trust and advancement.

26 Oct

Managing the Grey – Personal Branding – Part II

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Continuing from yesterday’s blogpost on C.C.Chapman and Mitch Joe’s podcast about personal branding, we wanted to elaborate on the importance of authenticity . Your success using social medium such as blogs and podcasts lies in producing a personal brand that is truly "you" and not something that is manufactured to fit within your business model or personal agenda.

The challenge is learning to understand what message you need to communicate, rather than the actual presentation of the message itself. Essentially you have to do your best to make sure there is no disconnect between who you are and what you are trying to communicate.

Throughout this podcast, C.C. and Mitch continually impressed the importance of finding the “real you”. In order to successfully accomplish this difficult task, you have to discover what your story is. Mitch makes it clear that a real story lies at the core of any good, transparent and authentic communication piece and the story is generated from your natural passion.

An interesting example of a corporation who has successfully driven home their message is the Harley Davidson Company. They truly tell a story. One would initially assume that the Harley Davidson Company simply manufactures motorcycles. However, they go much further to market their product. In fact, they market their motorcycles as components of a lifestyle founded on American values, specifically power and freedom.

The ultimate marketing goal is to become a mental tattoo on your audience or client base.

We hope that this introduction to the wise words of C.C. Chapman and Mitch Joel has been helpful.

All the best,

Suzana and Ian.

20 Oct

Dealing with Stress – Part I

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As we know, in our professional life and in our personal life, we are constantly dealing with and managing stress. In Dr. John’s August 29th 2006 podcast, he dealt with this issue from an interesting perspective, focusing on the effect that stress has on your body, how to recognize stress and how to de-stress.

Dr. John began by reminding us about the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on your body.  Negative emotions cause the body to respond by releasing hormones, that can be helpful if released in moderation, however in the context of a stressful situation, these hormones become harmful, and can actually reduce the amount of blood flowing to your heart.

Dr. John elaborated, explaining that adrenaline is one of these hormones which can be very damaging to the your body when it reaches a high level and remains for too long in the body. It increases your heart rate and blood pressure, prevents deep breathing, and tenses up your muscles. If you are chronically stressed, the constant presence of these harmful hormones results in a decline of your immune system functioning, you will lose bone and muscle mass, and your fat will accumulate at a faster rate. Memory and learning capability can also be impaired.

Dr. John identifies a little-known fact. In regard to stress, it is not so much the stressful big events (such as a death in the family) which cause the most damage. Rather it is the little things that are slowly killing us. The daily accumulation of little stressors does the majority of the damage because it takes a constant toll on our body.

Things like traffic, deadlines and running late cause chronic stress, and as these factors put a constant strain on the body, you cannot rest enough to properly recover.

In a future blog, we will talk about some of the suggestions that Dr. John has with regard to avoiding chronic stress and changing your lifestyle to eliminate stress.

All the best,

Ian and Suzana.

06 Sep

OVERCOMING CHANGE RESISTERS

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In the August 17, 2006 Harvard Business Review IdeaCast, there was an interesting discussion on how to deal with and ultimately change people who are known to be resistant to change. It was suggested that every attempt to make any significant change in an organization is always faced with some percentage of change resisters, and no matter how well you plan your suggested change, it is almost impossible to avoid some resistance.

Indeed, change resisters must be seen as a fact of organizational life, and, as a result, you simply must plan to deal with them and accept the fact that they are inevitable in any dynamic, business or professional environment. Techniques that are employed to help transition organizations through change include building a sense of urgency and a process of meaningful inclusion. Any change must also include clear communication.

When addressing change resisters, you may want to first consider where the inevitable resistance to the proposed changes would most harm the organization. In fact, you may want to consider in what areas change resistance could ultimately cripple the organizational structure. It has been suggested that you need to focus your efforts first in this area.

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24 Jul

MORE THOUGHTS ON C.C. CHAPMAN’S “MANAGING THE GRAY”

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In a recent blog, we wrote about some of C.C. Chapman’s thoughts as shared with his listeners in his podcast "Managing the Gray". In the podcast released on June 4, 2006, C.C. provided listeners with a few ways to help "push" new media and the whole social media agenda.

The first suggestion he made is that we need to be prepared to play the fool. In other words, if we are innovative and a discussion is moving down one direction, we need to be prepared to think "outside the box" and step in with what may seem to be a foolish suggestion.

C.C. reminds us that we need to make sure that we have plenty of ammunition and armour in such situations. That’s because people are going to come at you and attack you from many angles – from the finance through to technology issues, through to business and practical considerations such as moral and ethical issues. We need to be ready for those attacks and have a thick skin.

C.C. goes on to say that we need to be ready to answer all of the questions and to be prepared to address the concerns of the naysayers. This is our "armour" in such situations. In addition, we need to be ready, not only with the armour, but also with the ammunition, and be prepared to provide tangible examples to illustrate the real nature of the allegedly foolish suggestion. C.C. reminds us that we have to make sure that we have done our research and that we are ready in that situation.

That’s all for now … All the best, Ian and Suzana. ——–

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