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DIANE VIRGINIA MARSHALL v. WILLIE MAE PATE ROARY

In the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Willie Mae Pate Roary, the appellee and a remainder beneficiary under the Louis C. Pate and Virginia J. Pate Revocable Trust (the “Trust”), filed a “Petition For Assumption of Jurisdiction Over Trust And For Appointment of Trustee” (“petition”).

Diane Virginia Marshall, the appellant and the income beneficiary of the Trust, moved to dismiss the petition, arguing inter alia that the court did not need to appoint a trustee because she already was serving in that capacity. Following a hearing, the court assumed jurisdiction over the Trust and appointed Ronald Handy, Esq., as trustee. On appeal, Marshall asks whether the circuit court erred in removing her as trustee and appointing a trustee in her place.

Read the unreported opinion.