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Cook v. Cook, B205793

Probate court's finding that beneficiary's pleading violated the no-contest clause provision of the Trust, thereby causing his disinheritance pursuant to the Trust terms is affirmed as beneficiary's argument that his debt is unenforceable violates the trust's no-contest provision.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/29/2009
  • Published 09/29/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • The Law Office of John Derrick, John Derrick, Santa Barbara, for Defendant and Appellant Daniel W. Cook., Law Offices of Mary P. Kulvinskas, Mary P. Kulvinskas, Westlake Village; Law Offices of Robert H. Pourvali, Robert H. Pourvali, Calabasas, for Plaintiff and Respondent Donald D. Cook, Jr., Trustee, The DonaldD. Cook and Nancy A. CookRevocable TrustDated October 23, 1997.
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