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If all the beneficiaries are of full mental capacity and over 21 years of age, then even if the will says that the money cannot be obtained for a period of years or until someone reaches a certain age, then under the rule in Saunders v Vautier, any trust created by a will (or any other trust) can be brought to an end and the proceeds distributed. I emphasise that all the beneficiaries must agree and that includes any beneficiaries who get the remainder interest if anyone has been granted a life interest. Remainder interest is property that remains if someone has been granted the use of something for life and then they either die or no longer want it.
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