A spendthrift trust is a trust that is created for the benefit of a person (often unable to control his spending) that gives an independent trustee full authority to make decisions as to how the trust funds may be spent for the benefit of the beneficiary. Creditors of the beneficiary generally cannot reach the funds in the trust, and the funds are not actually under the control of the beneficiary.
Read more about Spendthrift Trust: Overview, Benefits of A Nevada Spendthrift Trust NRS 166.020, Benefits of A Texas Spendthrift Trust TPC 112.035, Necessaries, Child Support and Alimony, Trusts Where The Beneficiary Is Also The Creator
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... states have changed their laws to provide that a person may create a self-settled spendthrift trust (i.e ... a spendthrift trust for his or her own benefit) ... Such trusts are also called Domestic Asset Protection Trusts ("DAPT"), and sometimes informally called "Alaska trusts", as Alaska was a pioneer in allowing this kind of spendthrift trust ...