FROM THE PULASKI COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD DIVISION [NO.
60CV-13-3069] HONORABLE CATHLEEN V. COMPTON, JUDGE
Ragon Owen, P.A., by: Drake Mann and Christopher L. Travis,
Sanford Law Firm, PLLC, by: Josh Sanford, for appellee.
RAYMOND R. ABRAMSON, Judge
Dodson appeals the Pulaski County Circuit Court's order
quieting title to a residential property in Little Rock in
the name of Heidi Lovelace. On appeal, Ernestine argues that
the circuit court erred in finding that Heidi established
prima facie title pursuant to Arkansas Code Annotated section
18-60-506 (Repl. 2015). Ernestine additionally argues that
the court exceeded its jurisdiction by ordering her to quiet
title of the property to Heidi and to pay her ex-husband,
Eugene Jones, his one-half interest in the property. We
and Eugene bought 8 Timber Valley Cove in 1978. In 1982,
Ernestine and Eugene divorced. Their divorce decree, issued
by the Pulaski County Circuit Court, provided that
[Ernestine] shall be entitled to possession of the
parties' residence located at #8 Timber Valley, Little
Rock, Arkansas. [Ernestine] shall pay the monthly mortgage
payment, including the principal, interest, taxes, and
insurance, provided that said residence shall be sold if
[Ernestine] fails to make payments for two (2) months. At the
time this property is sold, the net proceeds from said sale
shall be divided equally except that [Ernestine] shall be
given credit for each and every house payment she has made
subsequent to May 27, 1982.
continued to live at the residence until she remarried and
bought a home with her new husband in 1990. At that time, she
entered into a lease-purchase agreement with her brother,
Michael Lovelace, and his then-wife, Heidi. The
lease-purchase agreement provides in part as follows:
PURCHASE AGREEMENT . . . .
agrees to sell and purchaser agrees to purchase that certain
tract of land in Pulaski County, Arkansas, described as
Lot 38, Pecan Lake, addition to the City of Little Rock
Street Address: #8 Timber Valley Cove, Little Rock, AR 72204
2.The purchase [illegible] is $40, 093.28 to be paid in full
in or about 18 years in monthly payments [illegible] of
principal and interest in the amount of $371.86 plus mortgage
insurance and other escrow items assessed during each annual
assessment. Said payment is due on the first of each and is
delinquent around the fifteenth.
3.It is expressly agreed and understood that: . . . .
Purchaser agrees to allow seller to claim any and all
interest paid on loan until ...