Co-Tenancy Ends with Ouster and Adverse Possession

Skinner Professional Law Corporation has another successful win for their clients. 

When a young man and his newlywed wife purchased a 160 acre farm with his father and mother, little did this couple expect that they would be fighting for their home and property 22 years later. The unfortunate family dispute with the father and mother suing their son and his wife, resulted in a trial held in the Huron County Court Circuit Court (Judge M. Richard Knoblock). The Defendant’s property originally purchased by the young couple for $200,000 was valued at the time of the trial at nearly a million dollars. The Defendants hired Attorney David R. Skinner to file a counter-claim and to fight for and protect their interests.  The farm is now deeded to the husband and wife at tenants by the entireties.  The successful verdict was based in large part on the evidence submitted that the son and wife had ousted the father and mother who claimed a one-half interest as tenants in common.  A settlement demand by the Plaintiffs, father and mother, of $350,000 was rejected.  The opinion of the court was based upon all of the surrounding circumstances and resulted in Defendants, as Counter-Plaintiffs, obtaining clear title to the farm.


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Entrust your legal matter with Skinner Professional Law Corp. in Bay City, Michigan, and be assured that we will be totally committed to an excellent outcome for you. We are your Bay City attorney for Tort Law, Trial & Appellate, and Family Law.

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At Skinner Professional Law of Bay City, We Get the Results You Need in the Courtroom

  • Wilson v. Beebe: $6.2 million for a young man who was accidentally shot in the back by a state police officer
  • Uhl v. Komatsu: Nearly $2 million for the family of a man who died as the result of a forklift basket collapsing on him
  • McSorley v. Chapman’s Beverage Co.: $700,000 in a claim involving a wrongful death intersection accident
  • $2.5 million in a medical malpractice claim
  • Although Skinner does not routinely represent persons charged with crimes, in two first-degree murder cases where he defended the accused, they were found “not guilty.”