By Jeremiah J. Moffit, Esq.,* Catherine M. Swafford, Esq.,* Matthew R. Owens, Esq.,* and Courtney A. Sorensen, Esq.*
DISINHERITED BENEFICIARY HAS STANDING UNDER PROBATE CODE SECTION 17200 TO PETITION TO INVALIDATE THE DISINHERITING TRUST AMENDMENT
Barefoot v. Jennings (2020) 8 Cal.5th 822
The Supreme Court of California held that persons who claim that trust instruments eliminated their status as a beneficiary due to incapacity, undue influence, or fraud have standing to litigate those claims in Probate Court under Probate Code section 17200.