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.


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 ...

Correcting a Mistake in a Will – What did the Testator Intend

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Elizabeth Ann McLaughlin died at the ripe old age of 98.  She was predeceased by her husband.  Together they had six children, including Daniel.  Daniel, as estate trustee, sought to rectify what he characterized as a solicitor’s mistake in his mother’s secondary will. For many years prior to her death, Mrs. ...