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Deceased User Policies: Twitter and Facebook

Posted in Estate & Trust
Social Media is not a fad and is fundamentally changing the ways we interact and communicate with others.  Two of the more popular social networking websites, Twitter and Facebook, recently implemented policies that set out guidelines regarding a user’s account once they have died. Under Twitter’s policy, a person can either request that the deceased… Continue Reading

World Cup Over: Spanish, Employers Rejoice

Posted in News & Events
While returning to the office after a meeting Wednesday afternoon, I couldn’t help but notice how many people were watching the Spanish defeat the Germans on the giant movie projectors set up in Toronto’s underground labyrinth (for non-Torontonians: the major downtown subway stops, shopping centers and towers are connected by an underground network of tunnels and food… Continue Reading

I’m jumping on the blogging bandwagon!

Posted in Estate & Trust
This is the first time I have ever contributed to a blog, legal or otherwise, so you can imagine my delight when I noticed an article in the June 11, 2010 issue of Lawyers Weekly entitled "Legal blogs that work”. The article, written by Geoff Kirbyson, discusses the benefits of legal blogging and includes helpful… Continue Reading

The Importance of Utilizing Social Media

Posted in Estate & Trust
Without understanding what the term “social media” is, it can sound intimidating to those in our industry who are not computer literate. But what is social media? Wikipedia defines social media as “media which are formed mainly by the public as a group, in a social way, rather than media produced by journalists, editors and media conglomerates." In… Continue Reading

Two More Serious Charges Dropped Against Accused Shopkeeper

Posted in Estate & Trust
Prosecutors have dropped the charges of kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon against the shopkeeper accused David Chen.  Readers will remember Mr. Chen as Toronto’s Chinatown shopkeeper who arrested a shoplifter, with the help of two employees, then got charged himself. Mr. Chen, owner of Chinatown store Lucky Moose Mart, had spotted the thief and with the assistance of his employees, tackled the… Continue Reading

Peer into the Crystal Ball: Business Opportunities in an Aging World

Posted in Estate & Trust, Funerals, In the News
Whether it’s technology or tv trends, Japan seems to be light years ahead.  And we play catch-up (ok, not so with the stupid game shows).  Japan’s median age is 43.5, Canada’s is 39.1.  But since Japanese live longer (life expectancy of 82.12 versus Canada’s [still respectable] 81.23), we’re really only a few years behind.  So what can… Continue Reading

The Formal Passing of Accounts – Hull on Estate and Succession Planning Podcast #113

Posted in Hull on Estate and Succession Planning, Passing of Accounts, PODCASTS / AUDIO
Listen to The Formal Passing of Accounts. This week on Hull on Estate and Succession Planning, Ian and Suzana talk about the specifics of what happens when you have to go to court to formally pass accounts. Comments? Send us and email at, call us on the comment line at 206-457-1985, or leave us… Continue Reading

Talking About Wealth and Personal Finance – Hull on Estates #110

Posted in Hull on Estates, Hull on Estates, PODCASTS / AUDIO, Show Notes, Show Notes
Listen to Talking About Wealth and Personal Finance. This week on Hull on Estates Suzanna and Ian review the pullout in March 18th’s New York Times and talk about the importance of dialog before and after death. Comments? Send us an email at, call us on the comment line at 206-350-6636, or leave us… Continue Reading

Battle Brewing Over Heath Ledger Estate?

Posted in New Media Observations
Recently departed actor Heath Ledger (A Knight’s Tale, Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight) left behind a young daughter.  But based on news reports, Ledger appears to have neglected to include his daughter in his Will, perhaps unintentionally.  It appears Ledger last filed a Will in 2003, before the birth of his daughter Matilda in 2005 and before his hit film Brokeback… Continue Reading

Organizing your Family with New Technology

Posted in Archived BLOG POSTS - Hull on Estates, New Media Observations
On a recent Marketing Monger podcast of November 22, the host of the show, Eric, spoke with the owners of a start-up company called Famundo. This is a company that has designed a computer software program expressly for the use of families and community organizations. This interesting company has created organizational software that is much… Continue Reading

Managing the Grey – Personal Branding – Part II

Posted in Archived BLOG POSTS - Hull on Estates
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… Continue Reading

Seth Godin on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast

Posted in Archived BLOG POSTS - Hull on Estates, New Media Observations
During Duct Tape Marketing’s August 16 2006 podcast, the host, John Jantsch, interviewed Seth Godin, who has just published a new book,   Small is the New Big, which is essentially a compliation of Seth’s popular blogs. The theme of this book is that big used to matter.  Working for big companies used to be enviable,… Continue Reading

Reading and Learning about Blogging and Podcasting – “Naked Conversations” – Part III

Posted in Archived BLOG POSTS - Hull on Estates, New Media Observations
At page 43 of the book Naked Conversations, the authors use a classic quote from a great blogger who describes it as follows: "Blogging is word of mouth on steroids". A well-known legal blogger, Lawrence Lessig, also comes highly recommended in the book. T he authors point out (at page 87) that they were a… Continue Reading