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  404.027.  Custodians for future transfers, who may serve — lapse of custodianship, effect — substitute custodians, power to designate — revocation. — 1.  A donor making a future transfer of property to a beneficiary under a will, trust, deed, power of appointment, benefit plan, life or endowment insurance policy, annuity or other contract, or a pay or transfer on death direction, may revocably designate, or grant to another person a general or limited power to revocably designate, any adult person or financial institution, including the holder of the power, as custodian under sections 404.005 to 404.094 for a beneficiary who may be a minor at the time the property becomes transferable.

  2.  When the property becomes transferable to the minor beneficiary, the donor's personal representative, trustee, benefit plan, insurance company, or contract obligor shall transfer the property to the designated custodian in the manner prescribed in subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (5) of subsection 1 of section 404.047 for the type of property to be transferred.  If, at the time the property becomes transferable, the minor beneficiary has attained twenty-one years of age, the custodian designation shall lapse and the property may be transferred directly to the beneficiary.

  3.  The designation of a custodian for a future transfer of property may include the designation of one or more substitute custodians to whom the property shall be transferred in the order named in the event the prior named custodian declines or is not qualified to serve as custodian, or is deceased or incapacitated.  A donor or a person exercising a power from a donor may revoke or change the designation of a custodian or substitute custodian for a future transfer of property by revoking the designation or making a new designation before the property becomes transferable.


(L. 1985 S.B. 35, et al. § 3 subsecs. 2, 3, 4, A.L. 1989 H.B. 145)

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