2015 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 3B:31-36 - Spendthrift provision.

NJ Rev Stat § 3B:31-36 (2015) What's This?

3B:31-36 Spendthrift provision.
3B:31-36. Spendthrift Provision.

a.A spendthrift provision is valid only if it restrains both voluntary and involuntary transfer of a beneficiary's interest.

b.A term of the trust providing that the interest of a beneficiary is held subject to a "spendthrift trust," or words of similar import, is sufficient to restrain both voluntary and involuntary transfer of the beneficiary's interest.

c.A beneficiary may not transfer an interest in a trust in violation of a valid spendthrift provision and, except as otherwise provided in this article, a creditor or assignee of the beneficiary may not reach the interest or a distribution by the trustee before its receipt by the beneficiary.

d.A spendthrift provision is valid even though a beneficiary is named as the sole trustee or as a co-trustee of the trust.

e.A valid spendthrift provision does not prevent the appointment of interests through the exercise of a power of appointment.

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

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