2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 53 - WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
CHAPTER 12 - TRUSTS
ARTICLE 4 - REFORMATION, MODIFICATION, DIVISION, CONSOLIDATION, AND TERMINATION OF TRUSTS
§ 53-12-62 - Modification of trust by court
53-12-62. Modification of trust by court
(a) The court may:
(1) Modify the administrative or dispositive provisions of a trust if, owing to circumstances not known to or anticipated by the settlor, compliance with the provisions of the trust would defeat or substantially impair the accomplishment of the purposes of such trust;
(2) Modify the administrative provisions of a trust if continuation of the trust under its existing provisions would impair such trust's administration; or
(3) Modify the trust by the appointment of an additional trustee or special fiduciary if the court considers the appointment necessary for the administration of the trust.
(b) A petition for modification may be filed by the trustee or any beneficiary or, in the case of an unfunded testamentary trust, the personal representative of the settlor's estate.
(c) Notice of a petition to modify the trust shall be given to the trustee and all beneficiaries.
(d) The court may modify the trust regardless of whether it contains spendthrift provisions or other similar protective provisions.
(e) An order for modification shall conform as nearly as practicable to the intention of the settlor.
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