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Title XXXI TRUSTS AND ESTATES OF DECEDENTS AND PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY

Chapter 456

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  456.4-409.  Noncharitable trust without ascertainable beneficiary. — Except as otherwise provided in section 456.4-408 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 twenty-one 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 court.

  (3)  Property of a trust authorized by this section may be applied only to its intended use, except to the extent the 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.

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(L. 2004 H.B. 1511)

Effective 1-01-05


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