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Massachusetts Court Enforces No-Contest Clause Against Trust Beneficiary

July 22, 2020Publications / Mentions
Wealth Management

In a recent decision in Capobianco v. Dischino, Mass. App. Ct. 19-P-197 and 19-P-199 (decision entered July 9, 2020), the Massachusetts Appeals Court recognized the continuing viability of no-contest clauses in Massachusetts wills and trusts in affirming a probate court judgment holding that the beneficiary under a trust forfeited his interest in the trust when he filed litigation seeking, among other things, to replace the trustees with himself.

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