CaseJASON H. SHEPPARD, JR. v. LINDA JUNES, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN WARREN SHEPPERD
(Record Number 130971)
FromThe Circuit Court of Arlington County; W. Newman, Judge.
CounselAndrew G. Mauck (Andrew Mauck PLC) for Appellant.
James McConville for Appellee.
Assignment of Error
- The trial court erred when it held that the sole collateral heir on the paternal side of an intestate estate is limited to only one-half of the paternal share because he is a half-blood relative of the decedent, and that the other half of the paternal share shall be distributed to all other heirs on the maternal side.
- The trial court erred when it applied Virginia Code Section 64.2-203(B), which prohibits "double inheritance" by an heir who is related to the decedent on both the maternal and paternal side, to a situation where a half-blood heir is only related to the decedent on the paternal side.