Trusts-Termination-Proof of Impossibilty of Issue

The surviving trustee of a testamentary trust petitioned the probate court for authority to terminate and distribute the trust in accordance with a compromise agreement between all interested persons apart from the possible issue of one beneficiary. Undisputed medical testimony was received that neither the beneficiary nor his wife were capable of procreation. On a question of law certified to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, held, remanded with instructions to terminate and distribute the corpus of the trust. Termination of a trust in prejudice of the interests of possible future issue is permissible when the possibility of such issue is demonstrably negligible. In re Bassett’s Estate, 190 A.2d 415 (N.H. 1963).