2016 Wyoming Code
TITLE 4 - TRUSTS
CHAPTER 10 - UNIFORM TRUST CODE
ARTICLE 4 - CREATION, VALIDITY, MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION OF TRUST
SECTION 4-10-415 - Modification or termination of uneconomic trust.

WY Stat § 4-10-415 (2016) What's This?

4-10-415. Modification or termination of uneconomic trust.

(a) If the fair market value of a trust is less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00), the trustee may terminate the trust by the following procedure:

(i) The trustee shall determine a plan of distribution that agrees, as nearly as possible, with the purposes of the trust;

(ii) The trustee shall give written notice to all qualified beneficiaries of his intent to distribute the assets in accordance with the plan unless a qualified beneficiary objects in writing within thirty (30) days after receipt of the notice;

(iii) If no objection is received within thirty (30) days after receipt of the notice, the trustee shall proceed to distribute the trust assets in accordance with the plan;

(iv) If the trustee receives a written objection to the plan within thirty (30) days after receipt of the notice, the trustee shall not distribute the assets of the trust, but may then petition the court for an order authorizing distribution in accordance with the plan. The court shall have plenary authority to approve, modify or reject the trustee's petition.

(b) The existence of a spendthrift or similar provision shall not affect the trustee's powers under this section unless the trust instrument specifically provides that the trustee shall not have the power to terminate the trust.

(c) This section does not apply to an easement for conservation or preservation.

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