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Chandler v. Harris

Court of Appeals of Arkansas, Division I

March 9, 2016

CYNTHIA ANN CHANDLER, ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES EDWARD HARRIS, DECEASED, APPELLANT
v.
SHARRON HARRIS, APPELLEE

Page 717

         Counsel Amended March 11, 2016.

          APPEAL FROM THE PULASKI COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, THIRTEENTH DIVISION. NO. 60PR-12-1379. HONORABLE COLLINS KILGORE, JUDGE.

         William G. Almand, P.A., by: William G. Almand, for appellant.

         Bequette & Billingsley, P.A., by: Keith I. Billingsley, for appellee.

         Raymond C. Kilgore

         BART F. VIRDEN, Judge. GLADWIN, C.J., and GRUBER, J., agree.

          OPINION

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          BART F. VIRDEN, Judge

         Cynthia Chandler, the administratrix of the estate of her father, James Harris, appeals the order of the Pulaski County Circuit Court that found that all estate property should go to Harris's surviving spouse, appellee Sharron Harris. Chandler argues that the circuit court erred in its application of Ark. Code Ann. § 28-39-101(b) (Repl. 2012) concerning spousal allowances and in its decision concerning ownership of certain corporate property. We affirm in part and reverse and remand in part.

          The decedent, James Harris, died intestate on June 24, 2012, survived by Chandler, his only child, and Harris. Harris and the decedent had been married since 1979.

         On July 25, 2012, Chandler petitioned for appointment as administratrix of her father's estate. She was appointed by an order entered on July 26, 2012. She accepted the appointment and letters of administration were issued that same day.

         Chandler filed an inventory of the estate on February 17, 2014, with an approximate total value of $544,000. This included $514,774 of stock in Jim Harris Realty, Inc. (JHR, Inc.), and approximately $30,000 of other property, consisting mostly of guns, hunting and fishing equipment, and a boat and trailer.[1]

         Harris objected to the inventory, claiming that it included property she and the decedent had acquired during their marriage, such as the stock in JHR, Inc. She also asserted that all property listed in the inventory, including the JHR, Inc. stock, was her property. Chandler filed a response to Harris's objection, arguing that the concept of marital property did not apply and that there was ...


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