Estate of Cardenas CA4/2
This appeal arises from a family dispute over the administration of the estate of Ruth Evelyn Cardenas (decedent). Petitioner and appellant Bonnie Cardenas and objector and respondent Leana Weathersby are both daughters of the decedent. Each sought appointment as the personal representative of the estate. The estate’s only asset is a house (the property) located in Los Angeles County, in which Cardenas and her immediate family, including her minor daughter, Nikole Bustamante, reside. Weathersby contends that the decedent died intestate. Cardenas disagrees, contending the decedent executed a will leaving everything she owned to Cardenas and granting Bustamante a life estate in the property.