Virginia's Judicial System


Appeals Granted


Case

ROBERT BARTEE, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF TONIA BEGLEY, DECEASED v. MARISSA G. VITOCRUZ
(Record Number 131283)

From

The Circuit Court of Wise County; Chadwick S. Dotson, Judge.

Counsel

Gary Gilliam (Gilliam Law Office, P.C.) and Chad Wilson (The Law Office of Chad Wilson, PLC) for appellant.

William W. Eskridge (Penn, Stuart & Eskridge) and Jeffery A. Sturgill (Sturgill Law Office, P.C.) for appellee.

Assignments of Error

  1. The court erred in finding that the doctrine of survivorship did not apply to administrators and that the surviving administrator therefore lacked standing as “the personal representative” of Tonia Begley under Sections 8.01-50 and 8.01-244.
  2. The trial court erred to the extent it held that general law relating to the powers of appointment, rather than the doctrine of survivorship applicable to administrators applied and that therefore Robert Bartee lacked standing under Sections 8.01-50 and 8.01-244.

Date Granted

  12-18-2013