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501C.0303 REPRESENTATION BY FIDUCIARIES AND PARENTS.

(a) To the extent there is no conflict of interest between the representative and the person represented or among those being represented with respect to a particular question or dispute:

(1) a conservator may represent and bind the estate that the conservator controls;

(2) an agent having authority to act with respect to the particular question or dispute may represent and bind the principal;

(3) a trustee may represent and bind the beneficiaries of the trust;

(4) a personal representative of a decedent's estate may represent and bind persons interested in the estate; and

(5) a parent may represent and bind the parent's minor or unborn child if a conservator for the child has not been appointed.

(b) If a disagreement arises between parents seeking to represent the same minor child:

(1) the parent who is a beneficiary of the trust that is the subject of the representation is entitled to represent the minor child;

(2) if both parents are beneficiaries of the trust that is the subject of the representation, the parent who is a lineal descendent of the settlor is entitled to represent the minor child;

(3) if neither parent is a beneficiary of the trust that is the subject of the representation, the parent who is a lineal descendent of the settlor is entitled to represent the minor child; or

(4) if neither parent is a beneficiary or a lineal descendent of the settlor of the trust that is the subject of the representation, a guardian ad litem must be appointed to represent the minor child.