36C-11-1106. Application to existing relationships.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, this Chapter applies to (i) all trusts created before, on, or after January 1, 2006; (ii) all judicial proceedings concerning trusts commenced on or after January 1, 2006; and (iii) judicial proceedings concerning trusts commenced before January 1, 2006, unless the court finds that application of a particular provision of this Chapter would substantially interfere with the effective conduct of the judicial proceedings or prejudice the rights of the parties, in which case the particular provision of this Chapter does not apply and the superseded law applies.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, any rule of construction or presumption provided in this Chapter applies to trust instruments executed before January 1, 2006, unless there is a clear indication of a contrary intent in the terms of the trust or unless application of that rule of construction or presumption would impair substantial rights of a beneficiary. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, an act done before January 1, 2006, is not affected by this Chapter. If a right is acquired, extinguished, or barred upon the expiration of a prescribed period that has commenced to run under any other statute before January 1, 2006, that statute continues to apply to the right even if it has been repealed or superseded.(2005-192, ss. 7(a), (b); 2006-226, ss. 31(a), (b).)