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Chapter 456

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  456.8-813.  Duty to inform and report — inapplicable, when. — 1.  (1)  A trustee shall keep the qualified beneficiaries of the trust reasonably informed about the administration of the trust and of the material facts necessary for them to protect their interests.  A trustee shall be presumed to have fulfilled this duty if the trustee complies with the notice and information requirements prescribed in subsections 2 to 7 of this section.

  (2)  Unless unreasonable under the circumstances, a trustee shall promptly respond to a beneficiary's request for information related to the administration of the trust.

  2.  A trustee:

  (1)  upon request of a beneficiary, shall promptly furnish to the beneficiary a copy of the trust instrument;

  (2)  within one hundred * twenty days after accepting a trusteeship, shall notify the qualified beneficiaries of the acceptance and of the trustee's name, address, and telephone number;

  (3)  within one hundred * twenty days after the date the trustee acquires knowledge of the creation of an irrevocable trust, or the date the trustee acquires knowledge that a formerly revocable trust has become irrevocable, whether by the death of the settlor or otherwise, shall notify the qualified beneficiaries of the trust's existence, of the identity of the settlor or settlors, of the right to request a copy of the trust instrument, and of the right to a trustee's report as provided in subsection 3 of this section; and

  (4)  shall notify the qualified beneficiaries in advance of any change in the method or rate of the trustee's compensation.

  3.  A trustee shall send to the permissible distributees of trust income or principal, and to other beneficiaries who request it, at least annually and at the termination of the trust, a report of the trust property, liabilities, receipts, and disbursements, including the source and amount of the trustee's compensation, a listing of the trust assets and, if feasible, their respective market values.  Upon a vacancy in a trusteeship, unless a cotrustee remains in office, a report must be sent to the qualified beneficiaries by the former trustee.  A personal representative, conservator, or guardian may send the qualified beneficiaries a report on behalf of a deceased or incapacitated trustee.

  4.  A beneficiary may waive the right to a trustee's report or other information otherwise required to be furnished under this section.  A beneficiary, with respect to future reports and other information, may withdraw a waiver previously given.

  5.  A trustee may charge a reasonable fee to a beneficiary for providing information under this section.

  6.  The request of any beneficiary for information under any provision of this section shall be with respect to a single trust that is sufficiently identified to enable the trustee to locate the records of the trust.

  7.  If the trustee is bound by any confidentiality restrictions with respect to an asset of a trust, any beneficiary who is eligible to receive information pursuant to this section about such asset shall agree to be bound by the confidentiality restrictions that bind the trustee before receiving such information from the trustee.

  8.  This section does not apply to a trust created under a trust instrument that became irrevocable before January 1, 2005, and the law in effect prior to January 1, 2005, regarding the subject matter of this section shall continue to apply to those trusts.


(L. 2004 H.B. 1511, A.L. 2006 S.B. 892, A.L. 2011 S.B. 59)

*Word "and" appears here in original rolls.

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