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What can void an irrevocable trust?

Eau Claire, WI |
Attorney answers 3


Court Order.
The best reasons are:
1 Not fit for purpose it was created.
2 Fraud, duress, or undue influence
3 Agreement of all the beneficiaries.

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Agree with other attorney answer, but #3 also requires consent of the settlor; see Section 701.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Also court has discretion to terminate trusts where property has less than %50,000 in value - See Section 701.13; read entire Chapter 701 of the Wisconsin Statues for other possible arguments.

Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.


I agree but also very possible settlor would be deceased-but should agree if alive.



Thank you both for providing me with information. If the settlor is now deceased can an irrevocable trust still be voided if all beneficiaries agree?


My colleagues have provided you with quality advice. I would add that it might make sense for you to consult with a local trust attorney to explore your particular circumstances. After such an exploration, you will be better informed.

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