If the terms of a trust do not specify the trustee’s compensation, a trustee is entitled to compensation that is reasonable under the circumstances.
If the terms of a trust specify the trustee’s compensation, the trustee is entitled to be compensated as specified, but the court may allow more or less compensation if:
The duties of the trustee are substantially different from those contemplated when the trust was created; or
The compensation specified by the terms of the trust would be unreasonably low or high.
If more than one trustee is serving and the terms of the trust do not specify the trustees’ compensation, the compensation paid to all trustees under this section shall be based on the total services provided by all trustees.
If the terms of a trust do not specify the trustee’s compensation, the fees paid to third parties, including but not limited to financial advisors, who perform trustee functions must be taken into account in determining reasonable trustee compensation under this section. [2005 c.348 §57; 2013 c.529 §16]