Diane Vieira Archive

Email: dvieira@devrieslitigation.com

Site: http://www.devrieslitigation.com

About: Diane has practiced in the area of estate, trust and capacity litigation since she was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. She obtained her law degree from Queen’s University after completing an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the executive of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Ontario Bar Association and a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association.


Mickey Rooney’s Estate and Shedding Light on Financial Elder Abuse

Friday, April 11th, 2014

It is not surprising that Mickey Rooney's estate may become embroiled in litigation.  Mr. Rooney was married nine times; he was survived by a number of children and stepchildren, and was estranged from his current wife at the time of his death.  Such full lives often lead to complicated estates. More ...

B.C. Estate Trustee Ordered to Pay Back Estate Funds

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Estate Trustees are often under pressure to distribute estate funds to beneficiaries as soon as possible.  Beneficiaries may express frustration about having to wait for an estate trustee to receive a tax clearance certificate or respond to other administrative issues, such as collecting assets.  When probate has not been granted ...

A Blended Cost Award and Trustee Indemnification

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

A recent decision from the Court of Appeal awards blended costs, partial indemnity costs from the unsuccessful party and the remaining costs from the estate,  to insure the complete indemnification of the estate trustee. The Court of Appeal went on to find that estates ought to bear the costs reasonably ...