2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 2 - Intestate Succession and Wills
Part 9 - UNIFORM STATUTORY RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES; HONORARY TRUSTS; TRUSTS FOR PETS; TIME LIMITS ON OPTIONS IN GROSS AND CERTAIN OTHER INTERESTS IN REAL PROPERTY
Subpart 1 - . Uniform Statutory Rule AgainstPerpetuities
Section 45-2-901 - Statutory rule against perpetuities.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 45-2-901 (2017)

45-2-901. Statutory rule against perpetuities.

A. A nonvested property interest is invalid unless:

(1) when the interest is created, it is certain to vest or terminate no later than twenty-one years after the death of an individual then alive; or

(2) the interest either vests or terminates within ninety years after its creation.

B. A general power of appointment not presently exercisable because of a condition precedent is invalid unless:

(1) when the power is created, the condition precedent is certain to be satisfied or to become impossible to satisfy no later than twenty-one years after the death of an individual then alive; or

(2) the condition precedent either is satisfied or becomes impossible to satisfy within ninety years after its creation.

C. A nongeneral power of appointment or a general testamentary power of appointment is invalid unless:

(1) when the power is created, it is certain to be irrevocably exercised or otherwise to terminate no later than twenty-one years after the death of an individual then alive; or

(2) the power is irrevocably exercised or otherwise terminates within ninety years after its creation.

D. In determining whether a nonvested property interest or a power of appointment is valid under each Paragraph (1) of Subsections A, B and C of this section, the possibility that a child will be born to an individual after the individual's death shall be disregarded.

E. If, in measuring a period from the creation of a trust or other property arrangement, language in a governing instrument (i) seeks to disallow the vesting or termination of any interest or trust beyond, (ii) seeks to postpone the vesting or termination of any interest or trust until or (iii) seeks to operate in effect in any similar fashion upon, the later of (1) the expiration of a period of time not exceeding twenty-one years after the death of the survivor of specified lives in being at the creation of the trust or other property arrangement or (2) the expiration of a period of time that exceeds or might exceed twenty-one years after the death of the survivor of lives in being at the creation of the trust or other property arrangement, that language is inoperative to the extent it produces a period of time that exceeds twenty-one years after the death of the survivor of the specified lives.

History: 1978 Comp., 45-2-1001, enacted by Laws 1992, ch. 66, 1; recompiled as 1978 Comp., 45-2-901 by Laws 1993, ch. 174, 66; 2011, ch. 124, 34.

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