Appeal from the Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division, Case
Appellant Sharma PAUL GIORGIANNI GIORGIANNI LAW LLC.
Appellee Kory Choe KIM M. ROSE CRITCHFIELD, CRITCHFIELD &
W. Scott Gwin, P.J., Hon. John W. Wise, J., Hon. Craig R.
Appellant Constance Sharma appeals the April 17, 2017,
judgment entry of the Knox County Probate Court finding her
in contempt and ordering her to pay "[a]ll
attorneys' fees incurred by Kory Choe, all filing fees,
transcript fees, and all other fees."
OF THE FACTS AND CASE
The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
Dr. Jong Choe and his wife Moon Choe were tragically killed
in an automobile accident on April 15, 2005. The Choes were
survived by their minor children Kory Choe, Katie Choe, and
Kendric Choe. At the time of his death, Dr. Choe was a Knox
County, Ohio resident and was practicing urology in Knox
On April 26, 2005, a decedent's estate was opened for Dr.
Jong Choe in the Knox County Probate Court, and the court
appointed W. Michael Kramer executor.
On February 21, 2007, the estate was closed.
On June 3, 2013, the estate was re-opened based upon a
newly-discovered asset: proceeds from a $1.7 million life
insurance policy on the life of Dr. Choe. The probate court
reappointed Mr. Kramer executor of the estate. By this time,
Mr. Kramer had a new attorney, Appellant Constance Sharma.
On December 30, 2015, Mr. Kramer and Ms. Sharma filed a first
partial Fiduciary's Account, covering the period 2005
through November 2015.
On February 10, 2016, the probate court approved the first