Effective January 1, 2009, Arizona adopted a new Trust Code that contains provisions requiring trustees of irrevocable trusts to notify beneficiaries from time to time about the trust.  Although this 2007 article called “The Trustee's Duty to Inform” has not been updated and not not address Arizona's new Trust Code, it is a good summary of this sometimes troublesome, but important and developing area of trust law.

This Article examines an aspect of trust fiduciary law historically ignored in the law reviews 1: the trustee's duty to provide information to the trust's beneficiaries about the trust and its administration.