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Title XXXI TRUSTS AND ESTATES OF DECEDENTS AND PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY

Chapter 469

Effective - 28 Aug 2001 bottom

  469.403.  Disbursements to or between principal and income, fiduciary's responsibilities. — 1.  In allocating receipts and disbursements to or between principal and income, and with respect to any matter within the scope of sections 469.413 to 469.421, a fiduciary:

  (1)  Shall administer a trust or estate under the terms of the trust or the will, even if there is a different provision in sections 469.401 to 469.467;

  (2)  May administer a trust or estate by exercising a discretionary power of administration given to the fiduciary by the terms of the trust or the will, even if the exercise of the power produces a result different from a result required or permitted by sections 469.401 to 469.467;

  (3)  Shall administer a trust or estate pursuant to sections 469.401 to 469.467 if the terms of the trust or the will do not contain a different provision or do not give the fiduciary a discretionary power of administration; and

  (4)  Shall add a receipt or charge a disbursement to principal to the extent that the terms of the trust and sections 469.401 to 469.467 do not provide a rule for allocating the receipt or disbursement to or between principal and income.

  2.  In exercising the power to adjust pursuant to section 469.405 or a discretionary power of administration regarding a matter within the scope of sections 469.401 to 469.467, whether granted by the terms of a trust, a will, or sections 469.401 to 469.467, a fiduciary shall administer a trust or estate impartially, based on what is fair and reasonable to all of the beneficiaries, except to the extent that the terms of the trust or the will clearly manifest an intent that the fiduciary shall or may favor one or more of the beneficiaries.  A determination in accordance with sections 469.401 to 469.467 is presumed to be fair and reasonable to all of the beneficiaries.

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(L. 2001 H.B. 241)


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