spendthrift trust
spendthrift trust see trust

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

spendthrift trust
n.
A trust set up to safeguard the funds of someone who would be expected to waste them by restricting the beneficiary’s access to money and placing it out of the reach of creditors.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


spendthrift trust
A trust created for a beneficiary who may be irresponsible with money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the beneficiary as needed, and sometimes paying third parties (creditors, for example) on the beneficiary's behalf, bypassing the beneficiary completely. Spendthrift trusts typically contain a provision prohibiting creditors from seizing the trust fund to satisfy the beneficiary's debts. These trusts are legal in most states. (See also: property control trust)
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Trusts & Avoiding Probate

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


spendthrift trust
n. Trust benefiting an individual who is financially irresponsible; grantor of the trust may establish limitations on use of money to pay debts, or may provide for direct payment to creditors, completely bypassing the beneficiary. Some states permit a spendthrift trust to state as part of its terms that creditors may not invade the trust to satisfy the debts of the beneficiary.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


spendthrift trust
An arrangement whereby one person sets aside property for the benefit of another in which, either because of a direction of the settlor (one who creates a trust) or because of statute, the beneficiary (one who profits from the act of another) is unable to transfer his or her right to future payments of income or capital, and his or her creditors are unable to subject the beneficiary's interest to the payment of his or her debts.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


spendthrift trust
I
An arrangement whereby one person sets aside property for the benefit of another in which, either because of a direction of the settlor (one who creates a trust) or because of statute, the beneficiary (one who profits from the act of another) is unable to transfer his or her right to future payments of income or capital, and his or her creditors are unable to subject the beneficiary's interest to the payment of his or her debts.
II A trust set up for the benefit of someone who the grantor believes would be incapable of managing his or her own financial affairs.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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