ESTATES AND PROTECTED INDIVIDUALS CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 386 of 1998
700.7202 Jurisdiction over trustee and beneficiaries.
(1) By registering a trust or accepting the trusteeship of a registered trust or a trust having its principal place of administration in this state or by moving the principal place of administration to this state, the trustee submits personally to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state regarding any matter involving the trust. Notice of a proceeding shall be given to the trustee in accordance with section 1401 at the trustee's address as stated in the registration or as reported to the court and to the trustee's address then known to the petitioner.
(2) For purposes of a proceeding commenced by a trust beneficiary before registration, a trustee of a trust that is not registered in a proper place is subject to the personal jurisdiction of a court in which the trust could have been registered. In addition, a trustee who, within 28 days after receipt of a written demand by a trust settlor or beneficiary, fails to register a trust as required by the terms of the trust is subject to removal and denial of compensation or to surcharge as the court may direct.
(3) With respect to their interests in the trust, the beneficiaries of a trust having its principal place of administration or having been properly registered in this state are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state regarding any matter involving the trust. By accepting a distribution from such a trust, the recipient submits personally to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state regarding any matter involving the trust.
(4) This section does not preclude other methods of obtaining jurisdiction over a trustee, beneficiary, or other person who receives property from the trust.
History: 1998, Act 386, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000
Am. 2009, Act 46, Eff. Apr. 1, 2010
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