2016 Wyoming Code
TITLE 4 - TRUSTS
CHAPTER 10 - UNIFORM TRUST CODE
ARTICLE 6 - REVOCABLE TRUSTS
SECTION 4-10-602 - Revocation or amendment of revocable trust.

WY Stat § 4-10-602 (2016) What's This?

4-10-602. Revocation or amendment of revocable trust.

(a) Unless the terms of a trust expressly provide that the trust is irrevocable, the settlor may revoke or amend the trust.

(b) If a revocable trust is created or funded by more than one (1) settlor:

(i) To the extent the trust consists of community property, the trust may be revoked by either spouse acting alone but may be amended only by joint action of both spouses; and

(ii) To the extent the trust consists of property other than community property, each settlor may revoke the trust with regard to the portion of the trust property attributable to that settlor's contribution; however, the trust may only be amended by joint action of all settlors.

(c) The settlor may revoke or amend a revocable trust:

(i) By substantial compliance with a method provided in the terms of the trust; or

(ii) If the terms of the trust do not provide a method, or the method provided in the trust is not made exclusive, by:

(A) A statement expressly amending or revoking the trust in a writing signed by the settlor or in the settlor's will; or

(B) Any other method manifesting clear and convincing evidence of the settlor's intent.

(d) Upon revocation of a revocable trust, the trustee shall deliver the trust property as the settlor directs.

(e) A settlor's powers with respect to revocation, amendment or distribution of trust property may be exercised by an agent under a power of attorney only to the extent expressly authorized by the terms of the trust or the power of attorney.

(f) Except to the extent otherwise provided in the terms of the trust, a power to revoke a trust includes the power to amend the trust.

(g) A conservator of the settlor or, if no conservator has been appointed, a guardian of the settlor may exercise a settlor's powers with respect to revocation, amendment, or distribution of trust property only with the approval of the court supervising the conservatorship or guardianship and finding that it meets the settlor's purpose or intent in establishing the trust.

(h) A trustee who does not know or have actual knowledge that a trust has been revoked or amended is not liable to the settlor or settlor's successors in interest for distributions made and other actions taken on the assumption that the trust had not been amended or revoked.

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