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Case No. 20-1245

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In the Matter of the Estate of Karl A. Kloster, Deceased.

Sandra Kloster, Appellant.

Attorney for Appellant

Nicole S. Facio

Attorney for Appellee

Andrew B. Howie

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Elisabeth S. Reynoldson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (7 pages)

            Sandra Kloster appeals the order denying her claim for an elective share as surviving spouse of Karl Kloster’s estate.  She challenges the district court’s finding that the premarital agreement she signed was enforceable, arguing it was procedurally unconscionable.  She also contends her decision to sign the agreement was not informed because Karl failed to provide a fair or reasonable financial disclosure and she had inadequate knowledge of his finances.  OPINION HOLDS: Sandra has not met her burden of showing the premarital agreement is unenforceable.  Because the agreement waived her right to elect against the will, we affirm.

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