14-10813. Duty to inform and report
A. Unless the trust instrument provides otherwise, a trustee shall keep the qualified beneficiaries of the trust reasonably informed about the administration of the trust and of the material facts necessary for them to protect their interests. Unless the trustee determines that it is unreasonable under the circumstances to do so, a trustee shall promptly respond to a beneficiary's request for information related to the administration of the trust.
B. A trustee:
1. On request of a beneficiary, shall promptly furnish to the beneficiary a copy of the portions of the trust instrument that are necessary to describe the beneficiary's interest.
2. Within sixty days after accepting a trusteeship, shall notify the qualified beneficiaries of the acceptance and of the trustee's name, address and telephone number.
3. Within sixty days after the date the trustee acquires knowledge of the creation of an irrevocable trust or the date the trustee acquires knowledge that a formerly revocable trust has become irrevocable, whether by the death of the settlor or otherwise, shall notify the qualified beneficiaries of the trust's existence, of the identity of the settlor or settlors, of the trustee's name, address and telephone number, of the right to request a copy of the relevant portions of the trust instrument and of the right to a trustee's report as provided in subsection C of this section.
4. Shall notify the qualified beneficiaries at least thirty days in advance of any change in the method or rate of the trustee's compensation.
C. A trustee shall send to the distributees or permissible distributees of trust income or principal and to other beneficiaries who request it, at least annually and at the termination of the trust, a report of the trust property, liabilities, receipts and disbursements, including the source and amount of the trustee's compensation, a listing of the trust assets and, if feasible, their respective market values. On a vacancy in a trusteeship, unless a cotrustee remains in office, a report must be sent to the qualified beneficiaries by the former trustee. A personal representative, conservator or guardian may send the qualified beneficiaries a report on behalf of a deceased or incapacitated trustee.
D. A beneficiary may waive the right to a trustee's report or other information otherwise required to be furnished under this section. A beneficiary, with respect to future reports and other information, may withdraw a waiver previously given.
E. Subsection B, paragraphs 2 and 3 of this section apply only to a trustee who accepts a trusteeship on or after January 1, 2009, to an irrevocable trust created on or after January 1, 2009 and to a revocable trust that becomes irrevocable on or after January 1, 2009.
F. Except for the notice requirement in subsection B, paragraph 2 of this section, for the purposes of this section, a person is not a qualified beneficiary, distributee or other beneficiary who requests a report pursuant to subsection C of this section solely because the person is or would be entitled under the terms of the trust instrument to one or more specific distributions of property that already have been made to the person or have otherwise been satisfied.