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    Chapter 31: Uniform Trust Code

      Section: 3B:31-60: Delegation by trustee.

          3B:31-60. Delegation by Trustee.

a. A trustee may delegate ministerial, administrative and management duties and powers that a prudent trustee of comparable skills could properly delegate under the circumstances.

b. The trustee shall exercise reasonable care, skill, and caution in:

(1) selecting an agent;

(2) establishing in writing the scope and terms of the delegation, consistent with the purposes and terms of the trust; and

(3) periodically reviewing the agent's actions in order to monitor the agent's performance and compliance with the terms of the delegation.

c. A trustee shall provide reasonable written notice to the qualified beneficiaries on each occasion upon which the trustee delegates duties pursuant to this section, including the identity of the agent.

d. A trustee who complies with subsections b. and c. of this section is not liable to the beneficiaries or to the trust for an action of the agent to whom the function was delegated.

e. In performing a delegated function, the agent shall owe to the trustee and the beneficiaries the same duties as the fiduciary and shall be held to the same standards as the fiduciary.

f. By accepting a delegation of powers or duties from the trustee of a trust that is subject to the law of this State, an agent submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of this State, even if the delegation agreement provides otherwise.

L.2015, c.276, s.1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2016-02-15 11:38:56.

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