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.

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Trust Created in Holograph Will Fails

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

A recent Court of Appeal decision from Alberta dealt with the interpretation of a holograph will.  The Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s decision that the testator intended to create a trust but the trust failed since the objects of the trust were uncertain resulting in an intestacy.  The ...

An Unwelcome Guest- Guardian of Property obtains a Writ of Possession

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

In 1998, Ms. Tollis was declared incapable of managing her property.  In the same year, the Public Guardian and Trustee (the “PGT”) became her statutory guardian of property.  Ms. Tollis held an interest in a house along with her brother, Mr. Tollis.  The interest in the house was Ms. Tollis' ...

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 ...