In the Matter of the Estate of James Anthony Goforth, Deceased.
Karen Goforth, Appellant,
Corrie Mayne Goforth and Jonah James Goforth, Appellees.
Attorney for Appellant
Lylea Critelli and Nick Critelli
Samuel H. Braland
Eric F. Turner
Attorney for Appellees
Jane E. Rosien
Richard O. McConville
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Madison County, Elisabeth S. Reynoldson, Judge. AFFIRMED. Heard by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ. Opinion by May, P.J. (6 pages)
The administrator of an estate appeals a declaratory judgment ruling. OPINION HOLDS: Under the Iowa Code (2018), a surviving spouse may not force the other heirs to pay off a mortgage on the homestead property from their inherited share so that the surviving spouse can receive free and clear title to the homestead.