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Probate Code - PROB

DIVISION 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS [100 - 884]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

PART 6. DISTRIBUTION AMONG HEIRS OR BENEFICIARIES [240 - 249.8]

  ( Part 6 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

CHAPTER 2. Distribution Under a Will, Trust, or Other Instrument [245 - 247]
  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )

  
245.  

(a) Where a will, trust, or other instrument calls for property to be distributed or taken “in the manner provided in Section 240 of the Probate Code,” or where a will, trust, or other instrument that expresses no contrary intention provides for issue or descendants to take without specifying the manner, the property to be distributed shall be distributed in the manner provided in Section 240.

(b) Use of the following words without more, as applied to issue or descendants, is not an expression of contrary intention:

(1) “Per capita” when living members of the designated class are not all of the same generation.

(2) Contradictory wording, such as “per capita and per stirpes” or “equally and by right of representation.”

(Enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79.)