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§ 14.5-701. Acceptance of trusteeship

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, § 14.5-701
§ 14.5-701. Acceptance of trusteeship
In general
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section, a person designated as trustee accepts the trusteeship:
(1) By substantially complying with a method of acceptance provided in the terms of the trust; or
(2) If the terms of the trust do not provide a method of acceptance of the trusteeship or the method provided in the terms is not expressly made exclusive, by accepting delivery of the trust property, exercising powers or performing duties as trustee, or otherwise indicating acceptance of the trusteeship.
Rejection of trusteeship
(b)(1) A person designated as trustee that has not yet accepted the trusteeship may reject the trusteeship.
(2) A designated trustee that does not accept the trusteeship within a reasonable time after knowing of the designation is deemed to have rejected the trusteeship.
Actions to preserve trust or inspect or investigate trust property
(c) A person designated as trustee, without accepting the trusteeship, may:
(1) Act to preserve the trust property if, within a reasonable time after acting, the person sends a rejection of the trusteeship to the settlor or, if the settlor is deceased or lacks capacity, to a qualified beneficiary; and
(2) Inspect or investigate trust property to determine potential liability under environmental or other law or for any other purpose.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 585, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 14.5-701, MD EST & TRST § 14.5-701
Current through legislation effective July 1, 2020, from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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