Chapter 2. General Provisions - California Probate Code Section 13051

13051.  For the purposes of this part:
   (a) The guardian or conservator of the estate of a person entitled
to any of the decedent's property may act on behalf of the person
without authorization or approval of the court in which the
guardianship or conservatorship proceeding is pending.
   (b) The trustee of a trust may act on behalf of the trust. In the
case of a trust that is subject to continuing jurisdiction of the
court pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 17300) of Part 5
of Division 9, the trustee may act on behalf of the trust without
the need to obtain approval of the court.
   (c) If the decedent's will authorizes a custodian under the
Uniform Gifts to Minors Act or the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act of
any state to receive a devise to a beneficiary, the custodian may
act on behalf of the beneficiary until such time as the custodianship
   (d) A sister state personal representative may act on behalf of
the beneficiaries as provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section
12570) of Part 13 of Division 7.
   (e) The attorney in fact authorized under a durable power of
attorney may act on behalf of the beneficiary giving the power of
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