when is a inheritance deemed null and void if it is almost 20 years old

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when is a inheritance deemed null and void if it is almost 20 years old

sister left an inheritance to her child but said she could not have money unless
she was 3 years clean and sober, which she has not been and in almost 20 years
only have spoken to her 2 times.

Asked on September 12, 2017 under Estate Planning, Arizona

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

I would STRONGLY suggest that instead of asking you accountant you bring the Trust documents to a Lawyer to read and determine under the law in the state in which the Trust is being administered.  The Terms of the Trust are what govern and dictate the actions of the Trustee - you I assume - but if the Terms of the Trust are never met, how the law applies in this particular situation is dependent on the state's laws. Please seek legal help.  Good luck.


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