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Does settlor intent matter when a beneficiary wants to change an irrevocable trust?

To what extent does a trustee have to consider the settlor’s intent when beneficiaries request a modification to a trust? In many respects, trustees and beneficiaries have welcomed the various new paths toward allowing modification as they allow for changes to be made to irrevocable trusts to adjust for changed circumstances. But, what if those changed circumstances include the beneficiaries’ desire to alter distribution provisions or control trust investments? In such cases, does a trustee

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