Rice v. Clark (2002) 28 Cal.4th 89

Herb Fox

Case Conclusion Date:June 10, 2002

Practice Area:Probate

Outcome:Affirmed

Description:Under what circumstances is a caretaker of an elderly person disqualified from receiving gifts under a will that the caretaker helped the elderly person draft? Here the Supreme Court reviewed and interpreted, for the first time, a statutory scheme designed to limit the ability of caretakers, attorneys and other fiduciaries from benefiting under wills drafted by those who may be unduly influenced (Probate Code §21350 et. seq.)