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Probate court's orders, denying claim of niece of decedent husband to a portion of trust of decedents husband and wife under the laws of intestacy and ordering that the trust be distributed to the estate of decedent wife, are affirmed. The law in effect at the time the probate court made its orders applies to the issues raised in this case on appeal.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/19/2004
  • Published 02/19/2004


  • AARON, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Gerhard Stoll and Charles A. Triay, Oakland, for Petitioner and Appellant for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard Benes, San Diego, Beamer, Lauth, Steinley & Bond and Stephen A. Bond for Objector and Respondent and for Defendant and Respondent Thomas J. Hall., Bruce Merchant, in pro. per.;   Joanne Merchant, in pro. per.;   Sherry Butler, in pro. per.;  Duane S. Horning and Associates, California Business Law Group and Duane S. Horning for Objectors and Respondents.
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