ORS 130.615¹
UTC 704. Vacancy in trusteeship
  • appointment of successor

(1) A vacancy in a trusteeship occurs if:

(a) A person designated as trustee rejects the trusteeship;

(b) A person designated as trustee cannot be identified, cannot be located or does not exist;

(c) A trustee resigns;

(d) A trustee is disqualified or removed;

(e) A trustee dies; or

(f) A guardian or conservator is appointed for an individual serving as trustee.

(2) If one or more cotrustees remain in office, a vacancy in a trusteeship need not be filled. A vacancy in a trusteeship must be filled if the trust has no remaining trustee.

(3) A vacancy in a trusteeship of a noncharitable trust that is required to be filled must be filled in the following order of priority:

(a) By a person designated in the terms of the trust to act as successor trustee;

(b) By a person appointed by unanimous agreement of the qualified beneficiaries; or

(c) By a person appointed by the court.

(4) A vacancy in a trusteeship of a charitable trust that is required to be filled must be filled in the following order of priority:

(a) By a person designated in the terms of the trust to act as successor trustee;

(b) By a person appointed by unanimous agreement of all qualified beneficiaries and the Attorney General; or

(c) By a person appointed by the court.

(5) Whether or not a vacancy in a trusteeship exists or is required to be filled, the court may appoint an additional trustee or special fiduciary whenever the court considers the appointment necessary for the administration of the trust. [2005 c.348 §53; 2013 c.529 §13]

Law Review Cita­tions

42 WLR 187 (2006)

Chapter 130

Law Review Cita­tions

42 WLR 187 (2006)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 130—Uniform Trust Code Uniform Trust Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors130.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 130, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano130.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information