Suzana Popovic-Montag

Suzana Popovic-Montag
FIRM:
Hull & Hull LLP
POSITION:
Managing Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Mediation
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The Toronto-based managing partner of Hull & Hull LLP, Suzana Popovic-Montag practises in the areas of estates, trusts, capactiy and fiduciary litigation while also maintaining a specialized mediation through Hull Estate Mediation Inc.

Ms. Popovic-Montag was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997 after receiving an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours B.A. from Wilfred Laurier University. She has received mediation training at Harvard Law School.

Past chair of the Trusts and Estates Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association, Ms. Popovic-Montag has also been involved in many OBA subcommittees including chairing the Brown Bag Lunches. She is also the publicity liaison for the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners Toronto Executive.

In addition, she is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Estate Planning Council (Mississauga), the Halton County Law Association and the Advocates' Society.

A blogger, podcaster and speaker at OBA, Osgoode Hall and LSUC programs, Ms. Popovic-Montag is a regular contributor to a number of legal publications.

Suzana Popovic-Montag Posts

Avoid common errors when applying for estate trustee certificate

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Commencing an Application for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With a Will is the first step in having a court formally declare a will as valid. This process was formerly known in Ontario as “probate”. Read more

New Brunswick court reduces “windfall” trustee compensation

By Suzana Popovic-Montag One steady source of estate litigation is the uncertainty around estate trustee compensation. Read more

Digital estate plan can save loved ones added grief, expense

Failing to account for monetary and personal digital assets in your will could have devastating consequences for your surviving family members, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells Maclean’s magazine. Read more

It’s easier than ever to get small

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Comedian Steve Martin’s 1977 “Let’s Get Small” album foreshadows a lot of what’s been happening in our world recently. Read more

Select an alternate caregiver for pets in your will

A small but growing number of pet owners express interest in making provisions for their pets in their estate plans, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells The Canadian Press. Read more

The future of cars – hello hydrogen fuel cell

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Cars have never been a huge focus for me (more of a necessity than a passion) but, at my husband’s insistence, we do go to the Canadian Auto Show in Toronto every four or five years to look at the new models and think through possible future purchases. Read more

Do you miss your alarm clock?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Smartphones have disrupted a lot of old school technology – the humble alarm clock being one of them. Few people under 30 own an alarm clock, and I’m sure many don’t even know what an alarm clock is. Read more

The estate sale – can it be a treasure island?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag We wrote several months ago about the declining value of household furniture and other items – especially antiques that were highly desired decades ago. Read more

Province gives ‘meaningful guidance’ around multiple wills

Recent guidance from Ontario’s Ministry of Finance is helpful to estate lawyers looking to minimize probate-related expenses through multiple wills, says Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag. Read more

Use your ancestry to your advantage

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Tracing your ancestry is big business these days. According to Ancestry.com, the company and its worldwide affiliates have three million paid subscribers and have collected 15 million DNA samples from individuals. Read more

Washington is the first state to allow human remains to be composted

By Suzana Popovic-Montag You’re likely familiar with the Christian burial phrase “ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” While that phrase has been recited over graves for centuries, it may need changing in Washington state. With the green light given to the composting of human remains, “dust to dirt” may be a more appropriate way of putting it. Read more

Happy 60th — now start saving

By Suzana Popovic-Montag . There are lots of positives to retirement and your senior years: fewer costs, more leisure time, and less daily stress to name a few. And these are all worth celebrating. But the negatives can be crushing: more body pains and disease, the deaths of close friends and family, and being that much closer to death yourself. Read more

Beware of inheritance scams: Popovic-Montag

Although a law firm may conduct a search to find a missing heir, potential beneficiaries are never required to send money or banking information, says Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag. Read more

We can’t cut our smartphone habit — but we can cut the cost

By Suzana Popovic-Montag . Talk to someone who lives in Europe or travels there for extended periods. Ask them what they pay for their phone plan. You’ll be shocked and disheartened. The costs are a fraction of what they are in Canada. Read more

Hull & Hull's SCC win establishes important precedent

Hull & Hull LLP’s recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) win in a case concerning unjust enrichment has many practitioners “fussed” about how the ruling affects “what everyone understood to be a clear protection in terms of an irrevocable beneficiary,” Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells Canadian Lawyer . Read more