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  1. #1
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    Judge goes to extremes to settle Biblical sibling dispute

    A judge took a page from Solomon to settle a Biblical dispute.

    Ruling in the case of a brother and sister who have been locked in a four-year fight over who owns their mother's 125-year-old family Bible, Lake County Probate Judge hit upon a way for each to come away with their share. "Since the family Bible is not divisible without doing harm to the asset, it must be placed for auction," Klammer said. He ordered the proceeds to be split.

    Dorothy Kelsey of Concord Township, about 25 miles east of Cleveland, died in 2000. Her will divided her estate equally between her son Darryl Kelsey and daughter Marguerite Barton.

    But the siblings couldn't agree on who should get the Bible, which contains historical information about family members.

    Kelsey said he took the Bible before his mother's death while he had power of attorney, so it was never part of the estate. He has since given it to his daughter.

    Barton said the Bible was improperly bequeathed to her brother and should be returned.

    Her attorney, Gerald Walker, said the siblings rejected suggestions to share the Bible on a rotating six-month basis.


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    HHMMMM...
    Now in most states, if not all...A bible containing family history such as recorded births or deaths etc...Is actually a legal document.
    In Florida a bible with a recorded Birth can actually be used like a birth certificate to recieve a drivers license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann
    HHMMMM...
    Now in most states, if not all...A bible containing family history such as recorded births or deaths etc...Is actually a legal document.
    In Florida a bible with a recorded Birth can actually be used like a birth certificate to recieve a drivers license.
    This only confirms what I had heard about Floridians being a little backward.

    Since neither seems to have much appreciation for principles contained within, maybe its better that possession of the bible goes to someone else.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.