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Case No. 20-1279

In the Matter of the Estate of Keith Dale Sasseen, Deceased

Michelle Alm and D'An Sasseen, Objectors-Appellants

Barbara Sasseen, Executor-Appellee

Attorneys for Appellants

Kyle A. Sounhein and Noah L. Schmall

Attorneys for Appellee

Richard J. Gaumer and Michael J. Moreland

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 06, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, Myron L. Gookin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (11 pages)

            Michelle Alm and D’An Sasseen, beneficiaries of the Estate of Keith Sasseen, appeal the order overruling their objections to the inventory and final report of its executor, Barbara Sasseen.  Relying upon a premarital agreement between Keith and Barbara, they contest Barbara’s claim of survivorship rights with regard to two joint bank accounts.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Michelle and D’An failed to show substantial extrinsic evidence to rebut the presumption in favor of finding the accounts are held in joint tenancy with right of survivorship, we affirm.

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