2016 Wyoming Code
TITLE 4 - TRUSTS
CHAPTER 10 - UNIFORM TRUST CODE
ARTICLE 6 - REVOCABLE TRUSTS
SECTION 4-10-604 - Limitation on action contesting validity of revocable trust; distribution of trust property.
4-10-604. Limitation on action contesting validity of revocable trust; distribution of trust property.
(a) Subject to the rights of persons dealing with a fiduciary as provided in W.S. 4-10-1013, a person may commence a judicial proceeding to contest the validity of a trust that is revocable during the settlor's life or an amendment thereto within the earlier of:
(i) Two (2) years after the settlor's death; or
(ii) One hundred twenty (120) days after the trustee sent the person a copy of the trust instrument and a notice informing the person of the trust's existence, of the trustee's name and address and of the time allowed for commencing a proceeding.
(b) No trustee shall have any liability under the governing instrument or to any third party or otherwise for failure to provide written notice pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii) of this section.
(c) For purposes of paragraph (a)(ii) of this section, notice shall have been given when received by the person to whom the notice was given. Absent evidence to the contrary, it shall be presumed that delivery to the last known address of that person constitutes receipt by that person.
(d) A person failing to commence a judicial proceeding to contest the validity of a trust within the times provided in this section is forever prohibited from commencing any judicial proceeding contesting the validity of the trust.
(e) Upon the death of the settlor of a trust that was revocable during the settlor's life, the trustee may proceed to distribute the trust property in accordance with the terms of the trust. The trustee is not subject to liability for doing so unless:
(i) The trustee knows of a pending judicial proceeding contesting the validity of the trust; or
(ii) A potential contestant has notified the trustee in writing of a possible judicial proceeding to contest the trust and a judicial proceeding is commenced within sixty (60) days after the contestant sent the notification.
(f) A beneficiary of a trust that is determined to have been invalid is liable to return any distribution received.
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