Wyoming Statutes Title 4. Trusts § 4-10-710. Trust protector

(a) The powers and discretions of a trust protector shall be provided in the trust instrument or may be established or modified by a judicial order, and may, in the best interests of the trust, be exercised or not exercised.  The powers and discretions may include, but are not limited to the following:

(i) To modify or amend the trust instrument to achieve favorable tax status or because of changes in the Internal Revenue Code, state law or the rulings and regulations implementing such changes;

(ii) To amend or modify the trust instrument to take advantage of changes in the rule against perpetuities, laws governing restraints on alienation, or other state laws restricting the terms of the trust, the distribution of trust property, or the administration of the trust;

(iii) To appoint a successor trust protector;

(iv) To review and approve the accountings of a trustee;

(v) To change the governing law or principal place of administration of the trust;

(vi) To remove and replace any trust advisor for the reasons stated in the trust instrument;

(vii) To remove a trustee, cotrustee or successor trustee, for the reasons stated in the trust instrument, and appoint a replacement;

(viii) To interpret terms of the trust instrument at the request of the trustee;

(ix) To advise the trustee or cotrustee on matters concerning any beneficiary;

(x) To direct, consent or disapprove a trustee's or cotrustee's action or inaction in making distributions to beneficiaries;

(xi) To increase or decrease any interest of the beneficiaries to the trust, to grant a power of appointment to one (1) or more trust beneficiaries or to terminate or amend any power of appointment granted by the trust;  however, a modification, amendment or grant of a power of appointment may not grant a beneficial interest to any person or class of persons not specifically provided for under the trust instrument or to the trust protector, the trust protector's estate or for the benefit of the creditors of the trust protector; and

(xii) To elect for the trust to become a qualified spendthrift trust under W.S. 4-10-516 .


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