Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in California

can a beneficiary in a family trust be removed as a beneficiary, and do they have to be notified of the change? Thanks

Asked on 8/14/13, 9:09 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Michele Cusack Pollak & Cusack

Most trust are revocable and amendable, which means that if the person or persons who established the trust are still living, they can change the beneficiaries at will.

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Answered on 8/14/13, 9:29 pm
Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

And without notice.

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Answered on 8/14/13, 9:32 pm
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

If the trust is revocable, the settlor can amend the trust. If the trust is irrevocable, it is going to require a court order and more work.

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Answered on 8/14/13, 9:34 pm


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