Happy New Year! Hot off the presses on this cold winter 2017 morning, we have this Kansas Court of Appeals decision about standing and trust modification, from Marysville, Kansas (a small north eastern town). In Re Trust of Clarence Hildebrandt asks if a successor trustee to a Kansas trust has standing to ask the court to modify the trust (pp. 4-5). Is changing to a different successor trustee (an independent, 3rd party) violating a material purpose of the trust (pp. 5-9)? And does asking a court to modify a trust trigger a no contest clause (p. 9)? The Court answers these questions and more in a brief 9 page opinion.
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