Asked in Estate Planning for Arizona

Q: Am I considered the issue in the following statement?

My father was deceased as this Trust was written, he was the 3rd child of the Grantors', is he meant by the term issue?

Upon the death of both of the Grantors, the Trustee shall pay and distribute the

trust estate at that time remaining to the Grantors' issue, Sandra xyxy and Patricia xyxy,

in equal shares, .Per stixpe§. discharged of trust.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Ilene L McCauley
Ilene L McCauley
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Thanks so much for the question.

Unfortunately, trusts are complicated documents and the answer can probably be found in the trust. The terms of the Trust will control, not necessarily the laws about issue per stirpes.

Is your father a brother to Sandra and Patricia? Is he named anywhere?

I strongly recommend you have an attorney review the trust for you. Only a qualified estate planning attorney can read the rust and explain it to you. The answer lies in the legalese, not in rules outside the trust.

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