Jonathan J. Rikoon, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, and Louise Ding Yang, an associate at the firm, write that over the past decade more than 30 jurisdictions have enacted legislation - primarily driven by controversial provisions included in the 2000 Uniform Trust Code - permitting some form of a "quiet" or "silent" trust in which the settlor abrogates or severely limits a trustee's duty to inform beneficiaries of the existence of an irrevocable trust or to notify beneficiaries of certain other trust information.
Quiet Trusts and Great Expectations
New York Law Journal
September 17, 2012
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