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Limitation of Action Against Trustee.
a. A beneficiary may not commence a proceeding against a trustee for breach of trust more than six months after the date the beneficiary or a representative of the beneficiary was sent a report that adequately disclosed the existence of a potential claim for breach of trust and informed the beneficiary of the time allowed for commencing a proceeding.
b. A report adequately discloses the existence of a potential claim for breach of trust if it provides sufficient information so that the beneficiary or representative knows of the potential claim or should have inquired into its existence.
c. If subsection a. of this section does not apply, a judicial proceeding by a beneficiary against a trustee for breach of trust may be commenced only within five years after the first to occur of:
(1) the removal, resignation, or death of the trustee;
(2) the termination of the beneficiary's interest in the trust; or
(3) the termination of the trust.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, this subsection shall not operate to bar any proceeding by a beneficiary until five years after such beneficiary: (a) has attained majority; (b) has knowledge of the existence of the trust; and (c) has knowledge that such beneficiary is or was a beneficiary of the trust.
d. For purposes of subsection a. of this section, a beneficiary is deemed to have been sent a report if:
(1) in the case of a beneficiary having capacity, it is sent to the beneficiary; or
(2) in the case of a beneficiary who under article 2 of this act 1 may be represented and bound by another person, if it is received by his representative.
e. This section does not preclude an action to recover for fraud or misrepresentation related to the report.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 3B. Administration of Estates Decedents and Others 3B § 31-74 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-3b-administration-of-estates-decedents-and-others/nj-st-sect-3b-31-74/
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