[554B-15] Reporting and accounting by custodial trustee; determination of liability of custodial trustee. (a) Upon the acceptance of the custodial trust property, a custodial trustee shall provide a written statement describing the custodial trust property and shall thereafter provide a written statement of the administration of the custodial trust property:

(1) Once each year,

(2) Upon request at a reasonable time by the beneficiary or the beneficiary's legal representative,

(3) Upon resignation or removal of the custodial trustee, and

(4) On termination of the custodial trust.

These statements must be provided to the beneficiary or to the beneficiary's legal representative, if any. On termination of the beneficiary's interest, a current statement must be provided to the person to whom the custodial trust property is to be delivered.

(b) A beneficiary, the beneficiary's legal representative, an adult member of the beneficiary's family, or a person interested in the custodial trust property or as appropriate, another person interested in the welfare of the beneficiary may petition the court for an accounting by the custodial trustee or the custodial trustee's legal representative.

(c) A successor custodial trustee may petition the court for an accounting by a predecessor custodial trustee.

(d) The court, in a proceeding under this chapter or in any other proceeding, may require or permit the custodial trustee or the custodial trustee's legal representative to account; or the custodial trustee or the custodial trustee's legal representative may petition the court for approval of final accounts.

(e) If a custodial trustee is removed, the court shall require an accounting and order delivery of the custodial trust property and records to the successor custodial trustee and the execution of all instruments required for transfer of the custodial trust property.

(f) On petition of the custodial trustee, or any person who could petition for an accounting, the court, after notice to interested persons, may issue instructions to the custodial trustee or review the propriety of the acts of a custodial trustee or the reasonableness of compensation determined by the custodial trustee for the services of the custodial trustee or others. [L 1989, c 76, pt of 1]

 

Revision Note

 

In subsection (a), paragraphs redesignated.

 

Rules of Court

 

Accountings, see Hawaii Probate Rules, part A(VII); HPR rules 83, 84.

 

 

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