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Fla. Stat. § 736.0111 – Florida Statutes

Text of Fla. Stat. § 736.0111

Nonjudicial settlement agreements.

(1) For purposes of this section, the term “interested persons” means persons whose interest would be affected by a settlement agreement.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3), interested persons may enter into a binding nonjudicial settlement agreement with respect to any matter involving a trust.

(3) A nonjudicial settlement agreement among the trustee and trust beneficiaries is valid only to the extent the terms and conditions could be properly approved by the court. A nonjudicial settlement may not be used to produce a result not authorized by other provisions of this code, including, but not limited to, terminating or modifying a trust in an impermissible manner.

(4) Matters that may be resolved by a nonjudicial settlement agreement include:

(a) The interpretation or construction of the terms of the trust.

(b) The approval of a trustee’s report or accounting.

(c) The direction to a trustee to refrain from performing a particular act or the grant to a trustee of any necessary or desirable power.

(d) The resignation or appointment of a trustee and the determination of a trustee’s compensation.

(e) The transfer of a trust’s principal place of administration.

(f) The liability of a trustee for an action relating to the trust.

(5) Any interested person may request the court to approve or disapprove a nonjudicial settlement agreement.

History of Fla. Stat. § 736.0111

Fla. Stat. § 736.0111 became law on July 1, 2007 as part of the Florida Trust Code. It has not been amended or revised since that date.

Cases Citing Fla. Stat. § 736.0111

Currently, no cases cite or reference Fla. Stat. § 736.0111.