Where is the jurisdiction of a Trust?
So I'm confused as to where the jurisdiction is. (To my knowledge she still hasn't registered the trust with any court, even though she has been Trustee for 6 years.) Does a California court have jurisdiction, because the Trust was created there, or does a Colorado court have jurisdiction, because that is the principal place of administration?
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There is no requirement that the trustee in Colorado register a trust with a California court. If you have questions, consult a lawyer so you can understand the process.
While the place of administration is in Colorado, California still has jurisdiction over the Trustee. If a person agrees to act as Trustee of a California trust, then a California court can exercise jurisdiction over the trustee. This is for the purpose of filing a claim against the trust, or against the trustee, in court.
The trustee decides where the principal place of the trust administration will be so it is in Colorado
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