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also set·tler  (sĕt′lər)
n. Law
1. The creator of a trust.
2. A party to the settlement of a case or dispute.


(Law) law a person who settles property on someone


(ˈsɛt lər, ˈsɛt l ər)

n. Law.
a person who makes a settlement of property.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.settlor - (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Article 773 defines the trust as the legal operation whereby one or more settlors transfer real rights, claim rights, guarantee or other property rights or a set of such rights, present or future, to one or more trustees who exercise them with a specific purpose for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries.
Because the laws of the individual states were, until recently, uniformly hostile toward self-settled asset protection trusts, domestic settlors often considered OAPTs to be the only viable asset protection vehicle available to them.
This article will discuss why recent changes to South Dakota's DAPT statutes likely provide settlors the option of reducing their gross estates by making completed gifts to self-settled trusts sitused in South Dakota.
Seeking to incentivize beneficiaries to go along with trustee decision making, some settlors and their advisors have purposely broadened the scope of forfeiture clauses so that they apply not only to contests that challenge the validity of the trust agreement but also to claims of fiduciary misconduct or mismanagement.
ACMC Leader & Vanni District MP Rishad Bathiudeen was speaking on 11 August to the villagers and settlors of Madeena Nagar, Vavuniya.
The Guernsey Foundation can be used as an alternative to the PTC and purpose trust arrangements that have traditionally been used to allow Settlors to retain control over assets and wealth.
CRTs are the best alternative when settlors would like to provide a current benefit to themselves, or their descendants, for life or a term of years, with the remainder passing to a charity of their choice.
In our experience, this typically persuades reluctant settlors that the structure is suitable for their needs.
316, 324-25 [19691), the reciprocal trust doctrine applies when two trusts are interrelated and the settlors are left "in approximately the same economic position" as before the creation of the trusts.
In the short term, settlors wishing to retain some level of control can find themselves placing their trust, literally, in professional trustees and thereby effectively eliminating any control they may have over a PTC, as the professional trustees can remove its directors.
In many cases this can make these types of trusts unattractive as settlors often like more control over when the beneficiaries receive the trust assets and to retain the ability to alter who benefits from it.
Thousands of trusts have been established around the world by settlors (the person transferring the assets to the trust) wishing to ensure that their wealth is managed and protected according to their wishes, whether this is to provide for family in the event of the settlor's death, to protect the inheritance of children until they are ready to take responsibility for it or to help succession planning in a family business.