Love in the Age of Expectation

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

In two cases decided in 2010, the Court considered whether it was appropriate for an attorney for property to pay herself for care services provided to an aging parent.  In Barberi v. Triassi Estate, Justice Mulligan harshly criticized the actions of a co-attorney for property and care.  Her mother’s power ...

Ontario Court of Appeal Considers When is a Gift Not a Gift

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Today's blog is written by Angela Casey, a lawyer at de VRIES LITIGATION In a decision released at the end of July, the Ontario Court of Appeal reviewed the constituent elements of a legally valid gift. The issue on appeal in McNamee v. McNamee was whether 500 common shares in the family ...