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Indiana Code Title 30. Trusts and Fiduciaries § 30-4-2.1-15

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Sec. 15. If a party challenges a settlor or a beneficiary's influence over a trust, none of the following factors, alone or in combination, may be considered dominion and control over a trust:

(1) A beneficiary serving as a trustee or co-trustee.

(2) The settlor or beneficiary holds an unrestricted power to remove or replace a trustee.

(3) The settlor or a beneficiary:

(A) is a trust administrator, a general partner of a partnership, a manager of a limited liability company, or an officer of a corporation;  or

(B) has any other managerial function in any other entity;

that is owned in whole or in part by the trust.

(4) A person related by blood or adoption to a settlor or beneficiary is appointed as trustee.

(5) An agent, accountant, attorney, financial adviser, or friend of the settlor or a beneficiary is appointed as trustee.

(6) A business associate of the settlor or a beneficiary is appointed as trustee.

(7) A beneficiary holds any power of appointment over part or all of the trust property.

(8) The settlor holds a power to substitute property of equivalent value.

(9) The trustee may loan trust property to the settlor for less than a full and adequate rate of interest or without adequate security.

(10) The trust contains broad purposes or highly discretionary distribution language.

(11) The trust has only one (1) beneficiary eligible for current distributions.

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