Florida Trusts and the Merger Doctrine
If the trustee of a Florida trust is also the sole, only, beneficiary, does the Florida trust come to an end? Does the legal title, which the trustee holds to trust property, merge with the equitable interest of the beneficiary? Has the settlor’s (or trust creator’s) intent been satisfied? See Hansen v Bothe 10 So.3d 213 (Florida, 2nd DCA, 2009).