Archive for the ‘Estate Litigation’ Category

Is a gift in a will to a fake name valid?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

In a recent episode of the Starz TV show The Girlfriend Experience, an unusual estate administration issue arose (mild spoilers ahead). The show tells the story of Christine Reade (Riley Keough), a law student and intern who secretly moonlights as a high end escort in Chicago (a thinly disguised Toronto serves ...

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 ...