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California Forms of Pleading and Practice--Annotated
Copyright 2017, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.

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Life Estates and Remainders


Expert Practitioners, Judges, and the Matthew Bender Editorial Staff

Chapter Summary


This chapter discusses the rights and liabilities of life tenants and remainder beneficiaries. It contains forms of complaints for use by a remainder beneficiary against a life tenant for waste, and against the personal representative of the estate of a deceased life tenant to recover the unconsumed portion of a life estate. It also includes a form of complaint by a remainder beneficiary against a life tenant to foreclose a lien when the life tenant fails to pay real property taxes.

Additionally, the chapter examines the creation and valuation of a life estate, and the rights and duties of the life tenant. The coverage of allocation focuses on allocation between principal and income, allocation of expenses, and allocation in specific situations. Finally, the chapter discusses partition of the life estate and remainder, along with termination of the life estate.

California Forms of Pleading and Practice (Matthew Bender)provides detailed analysis of the law, plus timesaving forms, checklists, and research guides. It covers all aspects of procedure in civil actions and proceedings, from pleadings to appeal, including arbitration and mediation; complaints, answers, and demurrers; and discovery. It offers encyclopedic coverage of all civil practice areas, including business and commercial law; civil rights; real estate; and torts. It also covers attorney practice and ethics and features regular updates on all relevant California and federal legislation, administrative regulations and procedures, judicial decisions, and California Rules of Court.


Life Estates,Remainders,Valuation of Life Estates,Creation of Life Estates,Rights of Life Tenant,Duties of Life Tenant,Life Tenant,Allocation,Partition of Life Estate and Remainder,Partition,Termination of Life Estate,Remainder Beneficiary,Waste,Trespass,Personal Representative


For discussion, a procedural checklist, and forms for use in obtaining injunctive relief, see Chapter 393, Injunctions.

For discussion, a procedural guide, and forms for use by a life tenant in an action to partition real property, see Chapter 397, Partition.

For discussion and forms relating to establishing the fact of death of a life tenant, see Chapter 440, Probate.

For discussion and forms related to actions for trespass, see Chapter 550, Trespass.


For a discussion of life estates, see California Real Estate Law and Practice (Matthew Bender), Chapter 340, Estates in Real Property.

For a discussion of actions for waste, see California Real Estate Law and Practice (Matthew Bender), Chapter 384, Trespass and Waste.

For discussions and forms relating to future-interest provisions in wills and trust instruments, see California Legal Forms Transaction Guide (Matthew Bender), Chapter 67, Future Interests and Perpetuities.
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