Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Removing a Trustee

Under the common law, a trustee can only be removed for a serious breach of trust.

The modern approach has a similar standard, but also allows removing a trustee if there is a substantial change of circumstances or if requested by all qualified beneficiaries, if the court finds it best serves the interest of all the beneficiaries, if it is not inconsistent with a material purpose of the trust, and if a new trustee is available. UTC § 706(b)(4).