Your feedback to me about my blog, my books, my columns and my seminars is so important to me. Even though I don't always have enough hours in the day to respond to each and every one of you, please know that I appreciate the time you take to write. Below is a selection of the comments I've received from you on this blog and by way of email. Thanks so very much for the feedback.
Hi – sure enjoy your blog – its so informative & Canadian! - L.G.
Many, many thanks for your prompt and helpful reply.- B.H. via email
Hi Lynne. Great blog. Thanks for doing this! - G.B. via Google+
This is a wonderfully informative blog and you are doing a tremendous public service, thank you Lynne. - J.C.
I found you doing a general Google search.... have now book marked your blog! Great information. - T.F.
I would like to thank you for creating the Alberta Probate Kit. Your book has been invaluable in sorting out probate for my dad's estate. (Actually, I suppose 'invaluable' is the wrong word - your book is worth the thousands of dollars in probate fees we would have otherwise paid to a lawyer.) - a reader
Thank you that you found time for answering my questions..You helped me much. I am surprised that there are some people in this world that can provide help for no special reason. - a reader from Ukraine
Love your articles and they sure have been a great help in the estate case that I am involved in. One of them helped get a ruling. Thank you for the terrific information. - a reader
Hi Lynne and thanks for your great blog....You are helping many people by providing these articles and opinions for all to see. - a reader
Thank you very much for answering my question, you explain very well. - a reader
Love following you and you are so respected and loved! - L.M.
Again you have made things so very clear for me. Wonderful! Thanks again. - G. via email
Thank you so so much for taking the time to follow up with me. You’ve provided me with information that I can now get my mind wrapped around. Just knowing you’re out there makes me feel better. I so appreciate your kindness and anyone who is lucky enough to have you as a lawyer must have great karma.- C.R. via email
Thank you!! I have been reading and clicking every link!! Well done, Lynne Butler! You are a good egg. - a reader, via google+
Thanks again Lynne. What a wonderful service you provide!! - a reader
This was MY question and it was by accident that I found a response on your blog. I wasn't sure you received it and didn't know how to work the website. This is a THANK YOU...AND HUGE THANK YOU...for your generous spirit, your sharing of information, your time invested in your site.....all to help people. Honestly, I am teary-eyed because I have been stressing for 25 years over the question of , ''What happens to me later on?" Thanks to your generous sharing -- I have a starting point on what to ask etc. From you I learned of Henson funds etc. and for the first time in a very long while....I can catch my breath. I'm only 48 --- this has been weighing on me forever. I've been taking care of my Dad for 18 years. I feel somewhat safer today. THANK YOU AGAIN and please know your time and effort IS my xmas present!! - a reader
Thanks for your quick response. Boy, you know your stuff! - a reader
Thanks! Your blog has answered a lot of my questions. It is a great resource.- Chris
This is one of the best web sites I have seen to answer some of the toughest questions Canadians have. Thanks. - a reader
Thank you so much. In a world where information on the laws so difficult to access that most people stumble along on their own, to have such an informed response so quickly is greatly appreciated. - J.M.
Thanks Lynne! What a quick response! You are amazing! - G.S.
Thank you very much Lynn you answered my question completely, great information! - M.M.
I’ve heard you speak on CBC Radio and have since been reading your blog. I feel like I’ve learned a lot about my own estate situation and have begun having discussions at home about ensuring my common law spouse and I are taking care of our matters the way we would like. Thanks for that! - C.W.
You can read a brief section [of Estate Planning Through Family Meetings] each day if you like. I however couldn't put it down: it is thoroughly enjoyable, readable, and immensely valuable. Thank you Lynne for sharing so much and so effectively! - Brian Weatherton, 5-star review on Amazon.ca
You don't even know it but your blog has helped me so many times since my parents declined and I so appreciate the guidance. - a reader
Appreciate your helpful blog posts, Lynne - excellent work. Thanks! - @Silverie7 via twitter
You have been great to work with and always a smashing success at our conferences. - R.S., Athabasca County
What a lot to read,. BUT it's all good. Well done. - a reader
I truly appreciate your blog. The information provided is superb and has helped to answer a lot of questions that I have had as a beneficiary. - C.P.
I have been reading your blog for some time and I must say it has been most informative, most helpful and very clearly a most needed source of "ESTATE" information. - E.D.P.
What a relief it is to have been given a link to your blog. Thank you for being so helpful! - C.E.
Thanks Lynne, You are really on top of your blog and it is greatly appreciated. - a reader
I've found your blog to be incredibly helpful and easy to read and understand. - M.H.
Thank you very much for your presentation on Wills and POA. Your expertise, integrity and experience were all so clearly evident. It was a great presentation and well received by all. - Seniors Resource Centre NL
Thank you so much for this post! This is EXACTLY the information I needed. - P.P.
I have been reading your blogs for quite awhile they are so easy to read and understand I wish there was someone like you where I live in Ontario. - P.C.
Thanks very much for the book on Succession Planning [for Canadian Business]. An excellent book, and congratulations on making it so user friendly and comprehensive. - G.C.
Really enjoy your articles & our members appreciate your insight often 'neglected' areas for families - Estate Planning.@InvestingForMe via Twitter
Thanks for your excellent blog. It is a real service to the legal ignoramuses out here, like me. - J.S.
What an information-packed blog! Sheesh! - a reader
Whoa~! That was an amazing post about wills Calgary~! Blogs like that will surely help a lot of people...Keep it up! R.W.
Thanks [for the reply to a question], that is perfect, clear, easy to understand, all features I love about your site and the information you convey! - P.G. via email
I was so happy when I found your website today - thank you so much - it's fantastic! - C.C. via email
Cheers, I enjoy reading your work since I became an executor (I enjoy your writing, I don't enjoy being an executor). - D.L.
I have been absolutely devouring your blog posts since discovering them about an hour ago. Thanks so much for what you have written. -M.L. via email.
I recently purchased the Alberta Probate Kit to help me as executrix of my aunt's estate. In general, I find the book to be extremely helpful. I wouldn't even have been able to consider handling this myself without it. - C.K.
Thanks for a wonderful book [Alberta Probate and Administration Kit] and for your recent reply to my question - P.M.
Great resource by the way [Alberta Probate Kit], thank you for providing it. It is sure making things a lot easier for me. - P.S.
I have been a great admirer of your blogs and writings ever since I discovered them last year. I just bought your book on estate planning through family meetings. It is wonderful, after nearly 30 years of trying to educate clients in this area, to read such lucid comments. They should be required reading for everybody. - C.M.Superb post [Can a lawyer act for an executor and the beneficiaries?]. So informative and rational. - Wheaton Probate Lawyers
I'm buying a copy of your book [Estate Planning Kit for Canadian Business] because my Small Business Manager read it and said it was the best business book she has ever read. - Scotiabank Branch Manager
Lynne, you're a gem. Thank you. -R.C.
Hi Lynne, I just wanted to say "Thank You so much for answering me so quickly!" You have addressed most of what I
needed to know, and I, along with my sister are so grateful to you! We just LOVE your Blog! What a wealth of information, and how kind of you to answer our questions! I am sure that I can speak for everyone on your Blog, "you are one in a million, Lynne!" Thank you! - a reader
This book [Estate Planning Through Family Meetings] offers suggestions for discussing their inheritance with your children or other heirs. Doing this, with honest discussions with your children while you are still living, can prevent disputes among the children after your death. It also allows you to make your intentions clear to all involved. It further allows the children to prepare their own wills with appropriate consideration of any potential inheritance. It just makes good sense, and the book is a welcome discussion of how to do this. - Ronald L. Gillum, M.D., 5-star review on Amazon.com
I have read the book [Estate Planning Through Family Meetings] from cover to cover and as a financial planner, think this book is excellent for anyone. - Raymond W. Johns, 5-star review on Amazon.com
I thank you [for your answer to my question] and have learned a lot more than I thought I knew prior to dealing with a passing parent. I truly thank you for your input, and you deserve even more praise as you are answering this on your own time, and without a fee. Again, much obliged. - B.M.
You have been very helpful and I do appreciate it. - L.M.
I really appreciate your fast, comprehensive and professional response. Thank you very much. - G.V.
Of the several folks I tried to connect with, you were the only one that responded . Seems the folks out there on that rock are friendlier sort. Words cannot express how I felt when I got an email from you. Blessings, - a reader
Thank you so much for your wise words. You are so great & understanding. I wish that I could hire you to be my lawyer. - a reader
Your Estate Law Canada blog is just full of valuable information. Thank you so much for all your effort. - G.P.
I've read some of your articles on estates. Been involved in a horrible one which thank god is coming to its conclusion and I respect the clarity of your answers. - R.B.
I came across your blog yesterday and found it extremely helpful. You are to be commended for answering people's difficult questions. Actually, I'll go further and say that you are a comfort to many when they don't know which way to turn next. - G.L.
I just subscribed to your blog, it looks VERY informative and interesting, I can’t wait to go through it! - S.R.
This blog post has been SO informative, Lynne. You should be commended for giving people such great advice on your valuable time. - a reader
You seem very knowledgeable and answer questions in a manner which the normal layman can actually understand. - D.G.
I've appreciated your explanations as they are devoid of legalese. - J.K.
I find your blog very informative and probably one of the best resources for estate law on the web. - E.S. via email
Fantastic web site. I have really learned a lot. - a reader
I am so glad to have found your blog ... thank you so much for writing it. - D.C.
Thank you so much for your article. Without this info I would still be sitting here not knowing what to do. - S.D. via email
Had I known about you before, I would have hired you as my lawyer. - a reader
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my email. We filed our application for probate earlier this week. Just wanted to say that your book [Alberta Probate Kit] and assistance were a huge help in dealing with some of the least fun stuff life drops in our laps. - S.J.B.
I just wanted to thank you for answering my question on your site. I read through all of the questions, and your replies, because I am quite possibly nearing a passing in my family, so I decided to try to tap into your expertise. I feared I was late to the table when my question went unanswered. It made me feel really good when I came back tonight and saw you had responded. Thank you again, Lynn. - G.P.
I thank God for your very clear advice Lynne, Bless you. - P.P.
You are totally wonderful for getting back to me and thanks for the info. - J.D via email
It's not the most stimulating topic but she makes it interesting. #FF@estatelawcanada She's a wealth of knowledge. -#@KatyPlesuk via Twitter
I am so very pleased to receive your reply [to a question]. I am very impressed by you and by your speedy reply. Forever grateful, - J.M. via email
You made me feel a little less blind to a legal system for the people, by the people but too complex and inter-connected for an average person to fathom. Best wishes to you and I hope you take great comfort from the sometimes un mentioned appreciation. You are a soldier for the people. - B.M via Facebook
Thank you so much [for the answer to a question]. You are a godsend. - R.P.
Wow, I am so excited that I found your Blog. I could spend all night reading it. - J.M. via email
Thank you for listening and providing outstanding feedback on my estate and trust inquiry. Your book of knowledge is amazing and you are there to share it. You rock. - M.M.
Thank you so much for your informative blogs! You're really helping a lot of people. - C.M.
I am soo lucky to have found your blog! It's amazing! - a reader
I am grateful for your help and your blog is absolutely fantastic. - M.M.
I am a lawyer called to the Bar in Ontario, and I would like to congratulate you on the Estate Law Canada blog. - S.D.
WOW Lynne! Thanks so much for your very insightful skill build with us this morning. You show great passion for what you do and anyone would be so lucky to have you as a partner to help them achieve business results and do what is right for the client!!! - Scotiabank branch manager
Thank you so much [for the answer to a question]. You are the best ever!!!...I have more hope when I meet people like you who care. I feel like maybe I can make it through this bureaucracy. - S.S. via email