Nevada Wills and Estates of Deceased Persons

Sec. § 153.100
Appointment to fill vacancy.


The court in which the administration is pending may, at any time before final distribution of the trust, appoint a qualified person to fill a vacancy in the office of trustee under the will, whether resulting from death, declination, resignation, removal or otherwise, if the appointment is necessary to carry out the trust. A person who is named in the will to fill the vacancy has priority for appointment.


The appointment may be made by the court upon the petition of an interested person. Upon the filing of the petition, the clerk shall set it for hearing and the petitioner shall give notice to all interested persons for the period and in the manner provided in NRS 155.010.


The court may appoint a temporary trustee without notice if necessary to preserve the trust estate.

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