5801.06 Designated jurisdiction - controlling law.

(A) The law of the jurisdiction designated in the terms of a trust determines the meaning and effect of the terms unless the designation of that jurisdiction's law is contrary to a strong public policy of the jurisdiction having the most significant relationship to the matter at issue. In the absence of a controlling designation in the terms of the trust, the law of the jurisdiction having the most significant relationship to the matter at issue determines the meaning and effect of the terms.

(B) The administration of a trust is governed by the law designated in the terms of the trust to govern trust administration. If the terms of the trust do not designate the governing law, both of the following apply:

(1) The law of the trust's principal place of administration governs the administration of the trust.

(2) If the trust's principal place of administration is transferred to another jurisdiction under section 5801.07 of the Revised Code, the law of the new principal place of administration of the trust governs the administration of the trust from the time of the transfer.

Cite as R.C. § 5801.06

History. Effective Date: 01-01-2007; 2008 HB499 09-12-2008