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The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title XLII
Chapter 736
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F.S. 736.0201
736.0201 Role of court in trust proceedings.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (5) and s. 736.0206, proceedings concerning trusts shall be commenced by filing a complaint and shall be governed by the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.
(2) The court may intervene in the administration of a trust to the extent the court’s jurisdiction is invoked by an interested person or as provided by law.
(3) A trust is not subject to continuing judicial supervision unless ordered by the court.
(4) A judicial proceeding involving a trust may relate to the validity, administration, or distribution of a trust, including proceedings to:
(a) Determine the validity of all or part of a trust;
(b) Appoint or remove a trustee;
(c) Review trustees’ fees;
(d) Review and settle interim or final accounts;
(e) Ascertain beneficiaries; determine any question arising in the administration or distribution of any trust, including questions of construction of trust instruments; instruct trustees; and determine the existence or nonexistence of any immunity, power, privilege, duty, or right;
(f) Obtain a declaration of rights; or
(g) Determine any other matters involving trustees and beneficiaries.
(5) A proceeding for the construction of a testamentary trust may be filed in the probate proceeding for the testator’s estate. The proceeding shall be governed by the Florida Probate Rules.
History.s. 2, ch. 2006-217.
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