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14-2511 - Testamentary additions to trusts; requirements; effect of revocation
14-2511. Testamentary additions to trusts; requirements; effect of revocation
A. A will may validly devise property to the trustee of a trust established or to be established:
1. During the testator's lifetime by the testator alone, by the testator and some other person or by some other person, including a funded or unfunded life insurance trust, even if the settlor has reserved any or all rights of ownership of the insurance contracts.
2. At the testator's death by the testator's devise to the trustee if the trust is identified in the testator's will and its terms are set forth in a written instrument other than a will executed before, concurrently with or after the execution of the testator's will or in another individual's will if that other individual has predeceased the testator, regardless of the existence, size or character of the corpus of the trust. The devise is not invalid because the trust is amendable or revocable or because the trust was amended after the execution of the will or after the testator's death.
B. Unless the testator's will provides otherwise, property devised to a trust described in subsection A is not held under a testamentary trust of the testator but becomes a part of the trust to which it is devised and must be administered and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the governing instrument that states the terms of the trust, including any amendments made before or after the testator's death.
C. Unless the testator's will provides otherwise, a revocation or termination of the trust before the testator's death causes the devise to lapse.