Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County Trial Attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law, Probate, Estate and litigation topics.

He was awarded the NJ State State Bar Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year.

He lectures and handles criminal cases, Municipal Court, DWI, traffic and other litigation matters.

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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C,

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Edison, NJ 08817,

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Protection of persons assisting with fiduciary

3B:14-37 Protection of persons assisting with fiduciary

3B:14-37 Protection of persons assisting or dealing with fiduciary.

a. A person other than a beneficiary who in good faith either assists a fiduciary or deals with him for value is protected as if the fiduciary properly exercised his power.

b. The fact that a person knowingly deals with a fiduciary does not alone require the person to inquire into the existence of a power or the propriety of its exercise.

c. Except as to real property specifically devised by will, no provision in any will, trust or order of court purporting to limit the power of a fiduciary is effective except as to persons with actual knowledge thereof.

d. A person who in good faith pays, transfers or delivers to a fiduciary money or other property is not responsible for the proper application thereof by the fiduciary; and any right or title acquired from the fiduciary in consideration of the payment, transfer or delivery is not invalid in consequence of a misapplication by the fiduciary.

e. A person other than a beneficiary who in good faith assists a former trustee, or who in good faith and for value deals with a former trustee, without knowledge that the trusteeship has terminated is protected from liability as if the former trustee were still a trustee.

f. The protection here expressed extends to instances in which some procedural irregularity or jurisdictional defect occurred in proceedings leading to the issuance of letters, including a case in which the alleged decedent is found to be alive.

g. The protection here expressed is in addition to that provided by comparable provisions of the laws relating to commercial transactions and laws simplifying transfers of securities by fiduciaries.