Maine Revised Statutes

§111. Nonjudicial settlement agreements

1. Interested persons defined.  For purposes of this section, "interested persons" means persons whose consent would be required in order to achieve a binding settlement were the settlement to be approved by the court.
[ 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Binding nonjudicial settlement agreement.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, interested persons may enter into a binding nonjudicial settlement agreement with respect to any matter involving a trust.
[ 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF) .]
3. Validity of nonjudicial settlement agreement.  A nonjudicial settlement agreement is valid only to the extent it does not violate a material purpose of the trust and includes terms and conditions that could be properly approved by the court under this Code or other applicable law.
[ 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF) .]
4. Matters of nonjudicial settlement agreement.  Matters that may be resolved by a nonjudicial settlement agreement include:
A. The interpretation or construction of the terms of the trust; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF).]
B. The approval of a trustee's report or accounting; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF).]
C. Direction to a trustee to refrain from performing a particular act or the grant to a trustee of any necessary or desirable power; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF).]
D. The resignation or appointment of a trustee and the determination of a trustee's compensation; [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF).]
E. Transfer of a trust's principal place of administration; and [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF).]
F. Liability of a trustee for an action relating to the trust. [2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF) .]
5. Court approval.  Any interested person may request the court to approve a nonjudicial settlement agreement, to determine whether the representation as provided in chapter 3 was adequate and to determine whether the agreement contains terms and conditions the court could have properly approved.
[ 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 618, Pt. A, §2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 618, §A1 (NEW). 2003, c. 618, §A2 (AFF).