MCL - Section 700.7201

Act 386 of 1998

700.7201 Role of court in administration of trust.

Sec. 7201.

    (1) A court of this state may intervene in the administration of a trust to the extent its jurisdiction is invoked by an interested person or as provided by law.
    (2) A trust is not subject to continuing judicial supervision unless ordered by the court. Registration of a trust or another proceeding concerning a trust does not result in continuing judicial supervision unless ordered by the court. Subject to court jurisdiction as invoked by an interested person or as otherwise exercised as provided by law, the management and distribution of a trust estate, submission of an account or report to beneficiaries, payment of a trustee's fees and other trust obligations, acceptance and change of trusteeship, and any other aspect of trust administration shall proceed expeditiously consistent with the terms of the trust, free of judicial intervention, and without court order or approval or other court action.
    (3) A proceeding involving a trust may relate to any matter involving the trust's administration, including a request for instructions and a determination regarding the validity, internal affairs, or settlement of a trust; the administration, distribution, modification, reformation, or termination of a trust; or the declaration of rights that involve a trust, trustee, or trust beneficiary, including, but not limited to, proceedings to do any of the following:
    (a) Appoint or remove a trustee.
    (b) Review the fees of a trustee.
    (c) Require, hear, and settle interim or final accounts.
    (d) Ascertain beneficiaries.
    (e) Determine a question that arises in the administration or distribution of a trust, including a question of construction of a trust.
    (f) Instruct a trustee and determine relative to a trustee the existence or nonexistence of an immunity, power, privilege, duty, or right.
    (g) Release registration of a trust.
    (h) Determine an action or proceeding that involves settlement of an irrevocable trust.

History: 1998, Act 386, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000 ;-- Am. 2009, Act 46, Eff. Apr. 1, 2010
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