When a will has no provisions for the resignation of, or successors to, a testamentary trustee, 20 Pa.C.S. §§ 7765(a.1(e) and 7764(c)(2) allow the beneficiaries to accept the resignation of the corporate trustee, and allow the qualified beneficiaries to appoint … Continue reading
Judge Tunnell of Chester County addressed a number of interesting and practical issues in his adjudication in Griggs Revocable Trust, 9 Fid.Rep.3d 85 (Chester O.C. 2019), including whether a trustee who has resigned (or been removed) can delay transferring trust...
When trust document specifically excluded son from discretionary distribution decisions for son’s trust, son may be appointed to serve as a trustee but may not be the sole trustee. It was proper for the corporate trustee who had been appointed … Continue reading
The Superior Court has affirmed a decree of the Philadelphia Orphans’ Court denying the validity of attempted appointments of a successor trustee (or, in the alternative, removing the successor trustee appointed) by the resigning trustee and by the settlor, and … Continue reading