Uniform Trust Code

ORS 130.625
UTC 706


The settlor, a cotrustee or a beneficiary may request that a court remove a trustee, or a trustee may be removed by a court on its own motion.


A court may remove a trustee if the court finds:


The trustee has committed a serious breach of trust;


Lack of cooperation among cotrustees substantially impairs the administration of the trust;


Removal of the trustee best serves the interests of the beneficiaries because the trustee is unfit or unwilling, or has persistently failed to administer the trust effectively; or


Removal of the trustee best serves the interests of all of the beneficiaries and:


There has been a substantial change of circumstances or removal has been requested by all of the qualified beneficiaries;


A suitable cotrustee or successor trustee is available; and


The trustee fails to establish by clear and convincing evidence that removal is inconsistent with a material purpose of the trust.


Pending a final decision on a request to remove a trustee, or in lieu of or in addition to removing a trustee, the court may order such appropriate relief under ORS 130.800 (UTC 1001) (2) as may be necessary to protect the trust property or the interests of the beneficiaries. [2005 c.348 §55; 2013 c.529 §14]

Law Review Citations

42 WLR 187 (2006)


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Mar. 11, 2023