Skip navigation

Generative Trusts and Trustees

A new paradigm for design and administration.

I’ve been concerned about the emotional and relational impact of trusts since I had a professionally jarring encounter in 2001 with a beneficiary of an irrevocable trust established by her grandfather. The dependency, disempowerment and entitlement I witnessed led me to ask, “Is there a better way?”  


Please Log in if you are currently a Trust&Estates subscriber, or select DAYPASS for our new 24 hour access (nominal fee required).

If you are interested in unlimited article access for one year, please select Annual Subscription below.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.