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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 817: Distribution upon termination

Section 817. Distribution upon termination

(a) Upon termination or partial termination of a trust, the trustee may send to the beneficiaries a proposal for distribution. The right of any beneficiary to object to the proposed distribution shall terminate if the beneficiary does not notify the trustee of an objection within 30 days after the proposal was sent, but only if the proposal: (i) informed the beneficiary of the right to object and of the time allowed for objection; and (ii) provided the beneficiary with sufficient material facts to enable the beneficiary to evaluate the proposal.

(b) Upon the occurrence of an event terminating or partially terminating a trust, the trustee shall proceed expeditiously to distribute the trust property to the persons entitled to it, subject to the right of the trustee to retain a reasonable reserve for the payment of debts, expenses and taxes.