When the person creating a trust has concerns about the spending habits of a beneficiary of that trust, a “spendthrift trust” may be created that provides an independent trustee with authority to make decisions about how the trust’s funds may be spent. The terms of the trust, which can be wide-ranging in possibilities, place the trustee in control of the trust property. The grantor must consider how much control to give to the trustee and describe the trustee’s power in detail. The grantor must also decide how and when the trust will end. Establishing a spendthrift trust is the same as creating any other trust except the trust instrument must contain spendthrift provisions to accurately describe the terms of the distribution of any money. For advice on the wording of these provisions and what works best in your particular situation, schedule a free consultation with the Pruitt Law Offices S.C. Contact us at 262-633-8301, or through our website at pruittlawoffices.com, or visit us at 731 Main Street in Racine. We are your partners for professional service.