Robinson v. Robinson

651 So. 2d 1271 (1995)

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Robinson v. Robinson

Florida District Court of Appeal
651 So. 2d 1271 (1995)

Facts

Marvin Robinson and Marilyn Robinson, a married couple, owned a substantial art collection. Marvin had paid for all of the art, but the insurance policies for the couple’s collection named Marvin and Marilyn as coinsureds. The couple worked jointly to select artwork to purchase and maintained a binder that contained an itemized inventory of their collection as well as the paperwork for their purchases. The art was displayed in the couple’s home, and each item was labeled with its inventory number and the words M&M Robinson Collection. After Marvin’s death, Marilyn petitioned for a declaration that she and Marvin had owned the art collection as tenants by the entirety, causing title to vest in Marilyn by operation of law at Marvin’s death. Marvin’s brother David Robinson (defendant), as coexecutor of Marvin’s estate, argued that the property belonged to the estate. The trial court found for Marilyn. David appealed, arguing that the trial court had erroneously presumed that Marvin and Marilyn had owned the property as tenants by the entirety.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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