2019 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 45. Delaware Uniform Transfers to Minors Act
§ 4506 Other transfer by fiduciary.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 4506 (2019)

(a) Subject to subsection (c) of this section, a personal representative or trustee may make an irrevocable transfer to another adult or trust company as custodian for the benefit of a minor pursuant to § 4509 of this title in the absence of a will or under a will or trust that does not contain an authorization to do so.

(b) Subject to subsection (c) of this section, a guardian may make an irrevocable transfer to another adult or trust company as custodian for the benefit of the minor pursuant to § 4509 of this title.

(c) A transfer under subsection (a) or (b) of this section may be made if:

(1) The personal representative, trustee or guardian considers the transfer to be in the best interest of the minor, which shall be presumed in the absence of contrary facts actually known to the personal representative, trustee or guardian;

(2) The transfer is not prohibited by or inconsistent with provisions of the applicable will, trust agreement or other governing instrument; and

(3) If the property exceeds $50,000 in value, the custodian designated by the personal representative, trustee or guardian is approved by the Court.

(d) If a transfer is made in conformity with the preceding provisions of this section and § 4509 of this title, the personal representative, trustee or guardian making the transfer shall have no liability to the minor therefor, including any obligation to see to the application of the proceeds of such transfer.

70 Del. Laws, c. 393, § 1; 71 Del. Laws, c. 196, §§ 3-5.

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