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...
The Supreme Court has held that that 20 Pa.S.C. § 7766 is the exclusive method for removing a trustee, and that a trust cannot be modified under § 7740.1 to allow the beneficiaries to remove and replace the trustee. Trust … Continue reading
The Supreme Court has issued an order allowing an appeal from the decision of the Superior Court in Trust under Agreement of Edward Winslow Taylor, 2015 PA Super 199, (9/18/2015), (dissent by Platt, J.). No. 692 EAL 2015 (4/12/16). In its … Continue reading
Can the beneficiaries of a trust agree to a modification of the trust in accordance with 20 Pa.C.S. § 7740.1 that allows them to remove and replace a corporate trustee without any showing that the trustee can be removed in … Continue reading
A trust may be modified under 20 Pa.C.S. § 7740.1(d) to allow the beneficiaries to remove and replace a corporate trustee without regard to the conditions for removing trustees under 20 Pa.C.S. § 7766. Trust under Agreement of Edward Winslow … 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
In denying a petition by the beneficiaries of a trust to modify the trust to allow the beneficiaries to remove and replace the trustee, Judge Herron has confirmed that the provisions of 20 Pa.C.S. § 7140.1 allowing modification of trusts … Continue reading
Individual co-trustee had the power to remove and replace the corporate co-trustee even though the will gave that power to a different individual co-trustee “or any individual successor trustee” and the remaining individual co-trustee was one initially appointed, because a … Continue reading