Court of Chancery Rules Changes Effective January 1, 2015
On December 15, 2014, several of the Delaware Court of Chancery Rules (“Court Rules”) that are relevant to trusts and estates matters were amended, effective January 1, 2015. Most notably, these changes to the Court Rules will have a significant impact on the practice of filing petitions with the Delaware Court of Chancery for the modification of a trust or the appointment of a successor trustee where all interested parties consent to the requested relief. Such petitions will be filed as civil actions instead of civil miscellaneous, which will impact their public accessibility. Other changes address the appointment of a guardian ad litem and the appearance by personal representatives at the Office of the Register of Wills.
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