Open After Death

How Long Does a Trust Remain Open After Death?

Trust beneficiaries and trustees often have the same question: How long can a trust be open after death? There are many factors that can influence the time a trust can be opened after the death of a settler. Here’s a brief overview. Rule of Perpetuities The Rule of Perpetuities, a common law principle, states that nothing can be eternal. A trust can be kept open for up to 21 years