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§ 14.5-706. Removal of fiduciary

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: January 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 14.5. Maryland Trust Act (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Office of Trustee (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2015
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 14.5-706
§ 14.5-706. Removal of fiduciary
In addition to the grounds and procedures for removal of a fiduciary set forth in § 15-112 of this article:
(1) The settlor, a cotrustee, or a beneficiary may request the court to remove a trustee, or a trustee may be removed by the court on the court's own initiative;
(2) The court may remove a trustee if:
(i) The trustee has committed a serious breach of trust;
(ii) Lack of cooperation among cotrustees substantially impairs the administration of the trust;
(iii) Because of unfitness, unwillingness, or persistent failure of the trustee to administer the trust effectively, the court determines that removal of the trustee best serves the interests of the beneficiaries; or
(iv) There has been a substantial change of circumstances and removal is requested by all of the qualified beneficiaries, the court finds that removal of the trustee best serves the interest of all of the beneficiaries and is not inconsistent with a material purpose of the trust, and a suitable cotrustee or successor trustee is available; and
(3) Pending a final decision on a request to remove a trustee, or in lieu of or in addition to removing a trustee, the court may order appropriate relief under § 14.5-901(b) of this title as may be necessary to protect the trust property or the interests of the beneficiaries.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 585, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 14.5-706, MD EST & TRST § 14.5-706
Current through legislation effective July 1, 2020, from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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