2013 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
701. Trusts.
701.0704 Vacancy in trusteeship; appointment of successor.


WI Stat § 701.0704 (2013 through Act 380) What's This?

701.0704 Vacancy in trusteeship; appointment of successor.

701.0704(1)(1) A vacancy in a trusteeship exists if any of the following occurs:

701.0704(1)(a) (a) A person designated as trustee declines the trusteeship.

701.0704(1)(b) (b) A person designated as trustee cannot be identified or does not exist.

701.0704(1)(c) (c) A trustee resigns.

701.0704(1)(d) (d) A trustee is disqualified or removed.

701.0704(1)(e) (e) A trustee dies.

701.0704(1)(f) (f) A guardian or conservator is appointed for an individual serving as trustee.

701.0704(2) (2) If one or more cotrustees remain in office, a vacancy in a trusteeship does not need to be filled. A vacancy in a trusteeship shall be filled if the trust has no remaining trustee.

701.0704(3) (3) A vacancy in a trusteeship that is required to be filled shall be filled in the following order of priority:

701.0704(3)(a) (a) By a person designated in the terms of the trust to act as successor trustee.

701.0704(3)(b) (b) By a person appointed by unanimous agreement of the qualified beneficiaries, except that, if the trust is a trust for an individual with a disability, the person appointed under this paragraph may not be the individual with a disability, his or her spouse, or a relative of the individual with a disability who is legally responsible for his or her support.

701.0704(3)(c) (c) By a person appointed by the court.

701.0704(4) (4) Whether or not a vacancy in a trusteeship exists or is required to be filled, the court may appoint an additional trustee, directing party, or trust protector whenever the court considers the appointment necessary for the administration of the trust.

History: 2013 a. 92.

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