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TITLE 15
UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 12
UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT
PART 2.
AUTHORITY
15-12-211.  Estates, trusts and other beneficial interests. (1) In this section, "estates, trusts, and other beneficial interests" means a trust, probate estate, guardianship, conservatorship, escrow or custodianship, or any other fund from which the principal is, may become, or claims to be, entitled to a share or payment.
(2)  Unless the power of attorney otherwise provides, language in a power of attorney granting general authority with respect to estates, trusts and other beneficial interests authorizes the agent to:
(a)  Accept, receive, receipt for, sell, assign, pledge or exchange a share in or payment from the estate, trust or beneficial interest;
(b)  Demand or obtain money or another thing of value to which the principal is, may become, or claims to be, entitled by reason of the estate, trust or beneficial interest, by litigation or otherwise;
(c)  Exercise for the benefit of the principal a presently exercisable power of appointment held by the principal;
(d)(i)   Initiate, participate in, submit to alternative dispute resolution, settle, oppose or propose or accept a compromise with respect to litigation to:
1.  Ascertain the meaning, validity or effect of a deed, will, declaration of trust or other instrument or transaction affecting the interest of the principal; or
2.  Remove, substitute or surcharge a fiduciary; and
(ii)  Regardless of whether or not language in a power of attorney grants general authority with respect to estates, trusts and other beneficial interests, the agent is authorized to enter into any resolution of disputes and other matters involving trusts and estates judicially or nonjudicially as provided in part 1, chapter 8, title 15, Idaho Code;
(e)  Conserve, invest, disburse or use anything received for an authorized purpose;
(f)  Transfer an interest of the principal in real property, stocks and bonds, accounts with financial institutions or securities intermediaries, insurance, annuities and other property to the trustee of a trust created by the principal as settlor; and
(g)(i)   Release or consent to a reduction in or modification of a share in or payment from the estate, trust or beneficial interest; and
(ii)  Regardless of whether or not language in a power of attorney grants general authority with respect to estates, trusts and other beneficial interests, the agent is authorized to reject, renounce or disclaim a share in or payment from the estate, trust or beneficial interest pursuant to section 15-2-801, Idaho Code.

History:
[15-12-211, added 2008, ch. 186, sec. 2, p. 574.]


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