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California Probate Code Section 13006

13006. Successor of the decedent means:

(a) If the decedent died leaving a will, the sole beneficiary or all of the beneficiaries who succeeded to a particular item of property of the decedent under the decedent s will. For the purposes of this part, a trust is a beneficiary under the decedent s will if the trust succeeds to the particular item of property under the decedent s will.

(b) If the decedent died without a will, the sole person or all of the persons who succeeded to the particular item of property of the decedent under Sections 6401 and 6402 or, if the law of a sister state or foreign nation governs succession to the particular item of property, under the law of the sister state or foreign nation.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1055, Sec. 34.)

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