Wills – Testamentary Additions to the Corpus of An Inter Vivos Trust-Recent Judicial and Legislative Developments

The shape of the law relating to testamentary additions to the corpus of an inter vivos trust was outlined in 1951 by Professor George E. Palmer in an article entitled “Testamentary Dispositions to the Trustee of an Inter Vivos Trust.” It is the purpose of this comment to consider recent developments in this area. A generalized formulation of the problem to be dealt with is-may a valid bequest be made to the trustee of an inter vivos trust without setting out the terms of the trust in the will?