Thursday, June 26, 2008
In Bilafer v. Bilafer, 73 Cal. Rptr. 3d 880 (Cal. Ct. App.), the court held that the settlor of an irrevocable trust of which the settlor was neither a beneficiary or trustee has standing under the common law to petition the appropriate court for reformation of the trust on the basis of drafting errors that defeated his intent in creating the trust.