IN RE ESTATE OF LINDA QUASNITSCHKA KIRBUS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 1, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Wynne du M. Caffey, John T. Rice, and Gary T. Dupler, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Frank Kirbus.

Attorneys 2:

Lewis S. Howard, Jr. and Erin J. Wallen, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Blair Quasnitschka, individually and as personal representative for the Estate of Linda Quasnitschka Kirbus and Alex Quasnitschka.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is an estate case involving the division of two properties used as collateral to secure a commercial note. When the decedent?s beneficiaries sought to partition the properties, her former husband objected, asserting that he assumed sole ownership of the properties by fulfilling the note with proceeds from the decedent?s life insurance policies. Following a hearing, the trial court found that the beneficiaries were entitled to a 70 percent share of the properties. The former husband appeals. We affirm the decision of the trial court as modified.

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