Estates & Trusts

IN RE: JAMES YOST TESTAMENTARY TRUST

Estates and trusts — Last will and testament — Creation of income or capital receipts Kimberly A. Morgan and Allen Frederick Yost appeal from a judgment of the Circuit Court for Washington County, the Honorable Andrew F. Wilkinson presiding, that ...

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TIIA KARLEN v. BIRGITTA KARLEN, ET AL

Estates and trusts — Attorney’s fees — Calculation This case is about an award of counsel fees by the Orphans’ Court. The personal representative of an estate petitioned for the allowance of $103,174 in counsel fees to be paid by ...

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IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ADAM BRANDON

Estates and trusts — Intestate succession — Relinquishment This case concerns competing claims to assets in the estate of Adam Brandon, who died intestate. The claimants are the decedent’s father and the decedent’s cousins. Although the laws of intestate succession ...

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JOSEPH G. RAYMAN, III v. WAYNE D. RAYMAN

Estates and trusts — Contingent beneficiary — Standing This intrafamily dispute involves the disposition of various assets upon the death of Mary S. Rayman, the matriarch of the Rayman family. According to Mary’s son, Wayne, his nephew, Joe III, improperly ...

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RACHEL LEE BURLEY v. YVONNE DAWKINS

Estates and trusts — Orphans’ court — Final judgment rule Lewis Burley (the “Decedent”) died in late 2017. Prior to his death, he was alleged to have handwritten a will requesting that his assets be distributed to Yvonne Dawkins. The ...

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SHERRIE LYNN SMITH v. TAMMY SUE KEYSER

Estates and trusts — Personal representative — Petition to remove Sherrie Lynn Smith (“Smith”) appeals a decision of the Circuit Court for Frederick County upholding the denial of her Motion to Reconsider an Order dismissing her Petition to Remove Tammy ...

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