An increasingly common practice in contemporary estate planning and asset management is the naming of a trustee that is given custody of the trust property, but with one or more of the investment, distribution or administration functions of the trusteeship being given to a person or persons who are not formally designated as trustees. This is the problem of divided trusteeship. There is much uncertainty about the fiduciary status of nontrustees who have control or potential control over a function of trusteeship and about the fiduciary responsibility of trustees with regard to actions taken by such nontrustees. Existing uniform trust and estate statutes inadequately address the issues and are at risk of becoming obsolete unless they are amended to take account of these developments. This Committee will draft legislation on divided trusteeship and also will draft conforming amendments to other uniform trust and estate acts as appropriate. This project was recommended by the JEB on Uniform Trust and Estate Acts.