This article explains how out-of-court settlement agreements are used in fair administration, estate planning and related litigation. In 2018, the Colorado Legislature adopted the version of the Uniform Trust Code (UTC), the Colorado Trust Uniform Code (CUTC), with a date valid for January 2, 2019. A previous colorado Lawyer article dealt with a number of ways to modify irrevocable trusts, including the use of methods described in the CUTC. This article explores one of CUTC`s most exciting areas, IRS provision 15-5-111 for an out-of-court settlement agreement (NJSA), which states that «any person may enter into a binding out-of-court settlement agreement on any trust matter, that the transaction agreement be supported by consideration,» unless an NJSA is contrary to a core purpose of the trust or contains conditions that could not be properly authorized by a court. Click here to read the full article: Out-of-court settlement agreements under the CUTC: what are the limits? Carol Warnick is a partner at Holland and Hart in Denver. Her practice focuses on the planning and management of estate and capital transfers, as well as estate and fiduciary disputes. Warnick also transmits trust and succession disputes. She practices in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.