Forming a Trust 101

End of Life Management Toolkit #7 | by Team Passare and Robert L. Shepard


I, the undersigned, _____________ , do hereby confer and bestow upon _____________ (Hereinafter “Trustee”), the property as listed and set forth in Schedule A attached. Said Trustee does hereby make and execute this Declaration of Trust and hereby concurs and agrees on behalf of itself and its successors and assigns, to hold said property in trust to the following ends:

I. The property shall be held, managed, invested and reinvested by the Trustee, and its successor or successors, with al the powers to the Trustee as herein provided.

II. The Trustee shall divide the Trust Property into equal shares for each of the named beneficiaries: and shall pay to, or apply for the benefit of, said named beneficiaries such amount, or amounts, of the net income and/or principal from each of said shares as the Trustee in its to, principal of said share at the end of the year.

IV. In extension and not in limitation of the powers given them by law or other provisions of this instrument, the Trustee and any successor or successors shal have the ful power with respect to any property in any Trust established hereunder, to deal with the same as if it were the owner thereof without order or license of any Court.

The interest of each beneficiary in the income and principal of a trust under this instrument shall be free from the control or interference of any creditor of the beneficiary or any spouse of a married beneficiary and shall not be subject to attachment or susceptible to anticipation or alienation.

VI. This Declaration of Trust is revocable and the Settlor retains the power to alter, amend or revoke this instrument either in whole or in part at any time. Revocation shall be accomplished by a certificate of the Settlor delivered to the Trustee personally or by certified mail

IN WITNESS WHERE OF ___________ and ____________ Settlors, and _______ , Trustee, have hereunto set their hands and seal this _______ day of _______ (month), ______ (year), A.D. In presence of: Settlor _______ Trustee Witness _________ Settlor _______

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