IN RE: ESTATE OF J. DON BROCK - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 3, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jerry H. Summers and Marya Lyn Schalk, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and William David Cunningham, Layfayette, Georgia, for the appellants, Melissa Sue Brock Adcock, Krystal Gail Brock Parker, Jennifer Rebecca Brock, Darryl William Brock, and Walter Edward Brock.

Attorneys 2:

Richard W. Bethea, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellees, Sammye M. Brock, W. Norman Smith, and Estate of J. Don Brock.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This is an appeal of an order dismissing a will contest for lack of standing. The Contestants sought to challenge the testator's will, alleging that it was the product of fraud and/or undue influence. The Estate introduced multiple prior wills that appeared to be facially valid and properly executed in which all or some of the Contestants were disinherited. The chancery court found that the Contestants would not benefit if the testator's will was set aside and dismissed the contest for lack of standing. We affirm.

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