Trusts & Estates Bulletin

A Compendium of Recent Cases

  Brought to you by LACBA's Trusts & Estates Section   *  Volume III, Number 2 * June, 2007  *  Contact Us  *  Join the T & E Section  *  Archived Issues



Trusts & Estates Bulletin is published monthly by the Trusts & Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).

David C. Nelson,
Loeb & Loeb LLP, Editor


(Cases appear in chronological order, with the oldest cases appearing first.) 

  -Trusts and Estates-
Where testamentary instrument included a no-contest clause forcing trustor’s former wife and their children to choose between enforcing their rights under an existing marital dissolution judgment by filing creditor’s claims, or relinquishing those rights and taking the gifts provided for them in his trust instruments, either a creditor’s claim or an action to modify existing support obligations would be a contest within the meaning of the clause.
     Colburn v. Northern Trust Company - filed May 25, 2007, Second District, Div. One
     Cite as 2007 SOS 2786
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