January 6, 2023

Wehsener v. Jernigan

California Lawyers Association Trusts and Estates Section
Jaime B. Herren

Private Wealth Services attorney Jaime Herren authored a summary of the Wehsener v. Jernigan opinion for the California Lawyers Association's Trusts and Estates Section. This case concerns the issue of natural parentage as a basis for a claim of heirship. The court affirmed that in probate of the estate of an intestate California decedent, clear and convincing evidence of a non-biological parent-child relationship established the presumption of natural parentage forming the basis of the claim of heirship, even though the parent-child relationship was effectuated outside California.

READ: Wehsener v. Jernigan

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