Virginia's Judicial System


Appeals Granted


Case

JASON H. SHEPPARD, JR. v. LINDA JUNES, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN WARREN SHEPPERD
(Record Number 130971)

From

The Circuit Court of Arlington County; W. Newman, Judge.

Counsel

Andrew G. Mauck (Andrew Mauck PLC) for Appellant.

James McConville for Appellee.

Assignment of Error

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Date Granted

  10-24-2013