2005 California Probate Code Sections 13050-13054 CHAPTER 2. GENERAL PROVISIONSPROBATE CODE
13050. (a) For the purposes of this part: (1) Any property or interest or lien thereon which, at the time of the decedent's death, was held by the decedent as a joint tenant, or in which the decedent had a life or other interest terminable upon the decedent's death, or which was held by the decedent and passed to the decedent's surviving spouse pursuant to Section 13500, shall be excluded in determining the property or estate of the decedent or its value. This excluded property shall include, but not be limited to, property in a trust revocable by the decedent during his or her lifetime. (2) A multiple-party account to which the decedent was a party at the time of the decedent's death shall be excluded in determining the property or estate of the decedent or its value, whether or not all or a portion of the sums on deposit are community property, to the extent that the sums on deposit belong after the death of the decedent to a surviving party, P.O.D. payee, or beneficiary. For the purposes of this paragraph, the terms "multiple-party account," "party," "P.O.D. payee," and "beneficiary" are defined in Article 2 (commencing with Section 5120) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 5. (b) For the purposes of this part, all of the following property shall be excluded in determining the property or estate of the decedent or its value: (1) Any vehicle registered under Division 3 (commencing with Section 4000) of the Vehicle Code or titled under Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000) of the Vehicle Code. (2) Any vessel numbered under Division 3.5 (commencing with Section 9840) of the Vehicle Code. (3) Any manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home registered under Part 2 (commencing with Section 18000) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code. (c) For the purposes of this part, the value of the following property shall be excluded in determining the value of the decedent's property in this state: (1) Any amounts due to the decedent for services in the armed forces of the United States. (2) The amount, not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), of salary or other compensation, including compensation for unused vacation, owing to the decedent for personal services from any employment. 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 terminates. (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 attorney. 13052. In making an appraisal for the purposes of this part, the probate referee shall use the date of the decedent's death as the date of valuation of the property. 13053. (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), this part applies whether the decedent died before, on, or after July 1, 1987. (b) This part does not apply and the law in effect at the time of payment, delivery, or transfer shall apply if the payment, delivery, or transfer was made prior to July 1, 1987, pursuant to former Probate Code Sections 630 to 632, inclusive, repealed by Chapter 783 of the Statutes of 1986. 13054. A reference in any statute of this state or in a written instrument, including a will or trust, to a provision of former Sections 630 to 632, inclusive, repealed by Chapter 783, Statutes of 1986, shall be deemed to be a reference to the comparable provisions of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 13100).
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