Justin de Vries Archive

Email: jdevries@devrieslitigation.com

Site: http://www.devrieslitigation.com

About: Justin has been consistently named as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada/Trusts & Estates. He is an accomplished litigator who has appeared before all levels of the Ontario Court & the Federal Court of Canada. Justin's areas of expertise include: estate, trust, and capacity litigation, as well as probate applications and estate administration. He regularly speaks on estate, trust and capacity issues.


Family feuds, horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and brotherly love gone stale

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Jack Sentineal (“Jack”) sought to pass his accounts as trustee for the estate of his father (“Fred”), who died on August 20, 2004 (Sentineal, et al. v Sentineal, 2016 ONSC 5073). Jack’s brother, Jeffrey Sentineal (“Jeff”), opposed Jack’s accounts and the proceeding was converted to a trial of issues. The ...

When Will the Court Order an Estate Trustee to Pass his/her Accounts?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

In Lacroix v. Kalman, the court declined to order a passing of accounts in a modest estate due to the inordinate expense of such a proceeding. Instead, the judge ordered financial information to be disclosed to Paul Lacroix. Paul Lacroix sought to compel his sister and co-estate trustee, Paulette Kalman, to ...