Under Probate Code 15305(b)-(d), a court may order the trustee of a trust to satisfy the trust beneficiary’s child support obligations despite any contrary provision of the trust, including the “shutdown” clause in this trust which prohibited the trustee from making distributions if they would be subject to the claims of the trust beneficiary’s creditors.

California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3 (Fybel, J.); September 6, 2016; 2016 WL 4613353