In this appeal arising from an action for partition of real property, the court affirmed the master’s order granting Daughter’s motion for summary judgment and compelling the partition and sale of property at issue. The court held the master properly found Daughter’s conveyance of Decedent’s one-half interest in the property to herself, in her capacity as Decedent’s guardian and conservator, severed the joint tenancy between Decedent and Jeffcoat and extinguished Jeffcoat’s right of survivorship. Therefore, Jeffcoat’s rights to the property never vested as the conveyance to Daughter occurred prior to Decedent’s passing. Thus, the master did not err in granting Daughter’s motion for summary judgment and in compelling the partition and sale of the property.
Williams v. Jeffcoat, Op. No. 5834 (S.C. Ct. App. filed July 14, 2021) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 24 at 9) is available online.
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