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Case No. 21-1213

In the Matter of the Estate of Helen M. Halter, Deceased.


Kim Barber, Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Joel C. Waters

Attorney for Appellee

Hilary J. Montalvo

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, John D. Lloyd, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (11 pages)

            Kim Barber appeals a district court determination that bank accounts of a decedent are the sole property of the estate, arguing the court erred in concluding she failed to meet her burden to rebut a presumption of undue influence.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court that Barber failed to meet her burden to rebut the presumption of undue influence.  As a result, we affirm the decision of the district court.

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