Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Court reviews the most appropriate equitable remedy for a parcel of land passed by a decedent to his heirs

WANDA LEAVER WILLIAMS ET AL. v. BRANDON LEAVER ET AL. (Tenn. Ct. App. September 28, 2011)

The trial court imposed a constructive trust on a six-acre parcel of real property to carry out the intent of the father that his son and daughter would divide the property. The court ordered the sale of the property and division of the proceeds. We have concluded that the more appropriate equitable remedy is a resulting trust and have modified the judgment with regard to the disposition of the sale proceeds. Otherwise, we affirm the result reached by the trial court.

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