Application of Laws to Trusts

SECTION 18-1-1

§ 18-1-1. Law expressly applicable when property is within state.

Whenever a person, whether or not a resident of this state and whether or not a citizen of the United States, subsequently creates a trust of personal property by deed, agreement, will, or otherwise, and: (1) the instrument creating the trust provides in substance that it shall be construed and regulated by the law of this state, (2) the trust is to be or is in fact administered in this state, and (3) the property, or the instruments or securities representing or evidencing the property, or the major part in value of the property, is or are situated within this state at the time of the creation of the trust, the validity, construction, effect, and administration of the trust shall be determined and governed by the law of this state without reference to the law of any other state.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 486, § 22; P.L. 1941, ch. 977, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 18-1-1.)