Articles Library

The following is a list articles published in various newspapers and magazines. All pertain to will and estate planning and are provided to assist you in your decision making when considering your will, estate or probate issues. They feature one of Les Kotzer or his books, Family Fight... Planning to Avoid it, The Family War... Winning the Inheritance Battle, and Where There's an Inheritance...Stories from Inside the World of Two Wills Lawyers.

7 MUST READ articles!

...to help you with will and estate planning and probate issues.

  1. Five ticking time bombs in your will.

Melissa Leong

Financial Post


  1. Why young parents need to make wills and what they need to think about.

Irene Seiberling

Leader Post


  1. Sage Advice On How To Avoid The Family Fight

Windsor Star


  1. Lawyer's Goal Is Keeping Families Together

Jean Peerenboom

Green Bay Press Gazette


  1. Families Need to Discuss Parents' Wills

Eileen Alt Powell

Associated Press


  1. Legal Advice Can Avoid Family Feuds

James Daw

Toronto Star


  1. With more blended families, estate planning gets ugly

Haya El Nasser

USA Today


Articles written by Michelle Kotzer

  1. Personal Effects in your Will

The Wills Lawyer
Michelle Kotzer

  1. Some Thoughts on your Executor

The Wills Lawyer
Michelle Kotzer

  1. Powers of Attorney for Personal Care

The Wills Lawyer
Michelle Kotzer

  1. Parents with Young Children

The Wills Lawyer
Michelle Kotzer

Les Kotzer in the Media

  1. Thornhill hardware store owner-turned-lawyer wins Jubilee honour

Simone Joseph

  1. Poor Planning, Outdated Wills Lead To Family Feuds

Associated Press

  1. Dividing the Money (And the Memories)

Fred Brock

New York Times

  1. Advice on the Small Stuff

Kelly Greene

Wall Street Journal

  1. Lawyer's Goal Is Keeping Families Together

Jean Peerenboom

Green Bay Press Gazette

Michelle Kotzer in the Media

  1. Meet the Wills Lawyers - Protecting Families

York Region Goodlife Magazine

  1. Where There's a Bad Will

Irene Seiberling

Regina Leader-Post

The Family Fight in the Media



  1. Caring For Your Child When You're No Longer Here

Christina Ianzito

Washington Post

  1. Wills Can Leave A Bitter Legacy

Janice Mawhinney

Toronto Star

  1. GO ASK DAD: Good Will Good Legacy

Pioneer Press

  1. Where There's A Will, There's Harmony

Kim Ode

Minnesota Star Tribune

  1. Family Fight' Explores Factors That Split Heirs

Azell Murphy Cavaan

Boston Herald

  1. With Professional Estate Planning, There's Less Chance of Splitting Heirs

Kathy M. Kristof

L.A. Times

  1. Planning Ahead Can Discourage Family Fights

Samantha Critchell

Associated Press

  1. Getting Personal

Kathy Chu

Dow Jones Newswires

  1. With more blended families, estate planning gets ugly

Haya El Nasser

USA Today

  1. Wills Are a Recipe for Family Disaster

Irene Seiberling

Postmedia News

  1. Battle For Inheritance: 'These people are hungry for money'

Sarah Boesveld

National Post

  1. Keep The Province Out Of Your Affairs

Jennifer Campbell

The Ottawa Citizen

The Family War in the Media

  1. Sage Advice On How To Avoid The Family Fight

Marty Gervais

The Windsor Star





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