2015 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 3B - ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES--DECEDENTS AND OTHERS
Section 3B:31-27 - Modification or termination of noncharitable irrevocable trust by consent.

NJ Rev Stat § 3B:31-27 (2015) What's This?

3B:31-27 Modification or termination of noncharitable irrevocable trust by consent.
3B:31-27. Modification or Termination of Noncharitable Irrevocable Trust by Consent.

a.A noncharitable irrevocable trust may be modified or terminated upon consent of the trustee and all beneficiaries, if the modification or termination is not inconsistent with a material purpose of the trust.

b.A noncharitable irrevocable trust may be terminated upon consent of all of the beneficiaries if the court concludes that continuance of the trust is not necessary to achieve any material purpose of the trust. A noncharitable irrevocable trust may be modified upon consent of all of the beneficiaries if the court concludes that modification is not inconsistent with a material purpose of the trust.

c.A spendthrift provision in the terms of the trust is not presumed to constitute a material purpose of the trust.

d.Upon termination of a trust under subsection a. or b. of this section, the trustee shall distribute the trust property as agreed by the beneficiaries.

e.If not all of the beneficiaries consent to a proposed modification or termination of the trust under subsection a. or b. of this section, the modification or termination may be approved by the court if the court is satisfied that:

(1)if all of the beneficiaries had consented, the trust could have been modified or terminated under this section; and

(2)the interests of a beneficiary who does not consent will be adequately protected.

L.2015, c.276, s.1.


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