Chapter 2. Beneficiaries - California Probate Code Section 15804
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15804. (a) Subject to subdivisions (b) and (c), it is sufficient
compliance with a requirement in this division that notice be given
to a beneficiary, or to a person interested in the trust, if notice
is given as follows:
(1) Where an interest has been limited on any future contingency
to persons who will compose a certain class upon the happening of a
certain event without further limitation, notice shall be given to
the persons in being who would constitute the class if the event had
happened immediately before the commencement of the proceeding or if
there is no proceeding, if the event had happened immediately before
notice is given.
(2) Where an interest has been limited to a living person and the
same interest, or a share therein, has been further limited upon the
happening of a future event to the surviving spouse or to persons who
are or may be the distributees, heirs, issue, or other kindred of
the living person, notice shall be given to the living person.
(3) Where an interest has been limited upon the happening of any
future event to a person, or a class of persons, or both, and the
interest, or a share of the interest, has been further limited upon
the happening of an additional future event to another person, or a
class of persons, or both, notice shall be given to the person or
persons in being who would take the interest upon the happening of
the first of these events.
(b) If a conflict of interest involving the subject matter of the
trust proceeding exists between a person to whom notice is required
to be given and a person to whom notice is not otherwise required to
be given under subdivision (a), notice shall also be given to persons
not otherwise entitled to notice under subdivision (a) with respect
to whom the conflict of interest exists.
(c) Nothing in this section affects any of the following:
(1) Requirements for notice to a person who has requested special
notice, a person who has filed notice of appearance, or a particular
person or entity required by statute to be given notice.
(2) Availability of a guardian ad litem pursuant to Section 1003.
(d) As used in this section, "notice" includes other papers.
Last modified: February 16, 2015