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Title 14A : Trusts

Chapter 004 : CREATION, VALIDITY, MODIFICATION, AND TERMINATION OF TRUST

(Cite as: 14A V.S.A. § 409)
  • § 409. Noncharitable trust without ascertainable beneficiary

    Except as otherwise provided in section 408 of this title or by another statute, the following rules apply:

    (1) A trust may be created for a noncharitable purpose without a definite or definitely ascertainable beneficiary or for a noncharitable but otherwise valid purpose to be selected by the trustee. The trust may not be enforced for more than 21 years.

    (2) A trust authorized by this section may be enforced by a person appointed in the terms of the trust or, if no person is so appointed, by a person appointed by the Probate Division of the Superior Court.

    (3) Property of a trust authorized by this section may be applied only to its intended use, except to the extent the Probate Division of the Superior Court determines that the value of the trust property exceeds the amount required for the intended use. Except as otherwise provided in the terms of the trust, property not required for the intended use must be distributed to the settlor, if then living, otherwise to the settlor's successors in interest. (Added 2009, No. 20, § 1; amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 236, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)