Wills, Trusts & Estates keyed to Dobris
Newman v. Wells Fargo Bank
Appellant petitioned the court on behalf of minor A. for a share of the income of a trust. Appellant is a creditor of Newman and claims that even though Newman was adopted by his stepfather, he remains a child of Bio. Father within the will of Bio. Father’s Sister and is entitled to share in a testamentary trust created for the benefit of Bio. Father, who is now deceased, Bio. Father’s siblings, and children. The lower court ruled that Newman was not the child of Bio. Father for purposes of Sister’s will. The appellate court reversed, holding that the law in effect at the time of Bio. Father’s death was the law that determine whether for will purposes Newman was a child of Bio. Father. Respondents Wells Fargo Bank, trustee and income beneficiaries (Respondents), challenge the appeals court decision.
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