Why would someone petition a living trust after another’s death?

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Why would someone petition a living trust after another’s death?

An ex-wife petitioned former spouse’s living trust after his death.

Asked on July 10, 2012 under Estate Planning, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Your question is pretty sparse with essentially no facts in order for me to give you some semblance of a concrete answer.

However, one possibility where a former spouse has submitted a petition to the deceased former spouse's trust is that the surviving ex-wife might be named as a beneficiary under the deceased person's living trust and wishes to receive certain assets which could have been placed in trust by a court order regarding the marital dissolution of this couple.


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