2005 California Probate Code Sections 5010-5015 Article 1. General ProvisionsPROBATE CODE
5010. As used in this chapter, "written consent" to a provision for a nonprobate transfer of community property on death includes a written joinder in such a provision. 5011. Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the rights of the parties in a nonprobate transfer of community property on death are subject to all of the following: (a) The terms of the instrument under which the nonprobate transfer is made. (b) A contrary state statute specifically applicable to the instrument under which the nonprobate transfer is made. (c) A written expression of intent of a party in the provision for transfer of the property or in a written consent to the provision. 5012. A provision of this chapter concerning rights between a married person and the person's spouse in community property is relevant only to controversies between the person and spouse and their successors and does not affect the obligation of a holder of community property under an instrument of a type described in Section 5000 to hold, receive, or transfer the property in compliance with a provision for a nonprobate transfer on death, or the protection provided the holder by Section 5003. 5013. Nothing in this chapter limits the effect of a surviving spouse's waiver of rights in community property under Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 140) of Part 3 of Division 2 or other instrument or agreement that affects a married person's interest in community property. 5014. (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), this chapter applies to a provision for a nonprobate transfer of community property on the death of a married person, regardless of whether the provision for transfer of the property was executed by the person, or written consent to the provision for transfer of the property was given by the person's spouse, before, on, or after January 1, 1993. (b) Subdivision (c) of Section 5030 does not apply, and the applicable law in effect on the date of death does apply, to revocation of a written consent given by a spouse who died before January 1, 1993. 5015. Nothing in this chapter limits the application of principles of fraud, undue influence, duress, mistake, or other invalidating cause to a written consent to a provision for a nonprobate transfer of community property on death.
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