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California Court of Appeal

Estate of Shellenbarger, b202854

Denial of petition to exclude natural father's entitlement to distribution in decedent's estate is affirmed where a probate court may not, on principles of equity, disinherit a natural parent who abandons a child who later dies intestate.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/29/2008
  • Published 12/29/2008


  • YEGAN, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Paniz & Kossoff, Kenneth Kossoff, Westlake Village, Lascher & Lascher, Wendy C. Lascher, Ventura, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Mary Quin, Mary Quin, Camarillo, for Respondent.
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