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Dynasty trusts are legal in NC under N.C. Gen. Stat. §41-23. The answer is that yes, a spouse can leave real estate in a Dynasty trust without her husband being named an heir as long as the real estate property is in her name only and was purchased prior to the marriage by her, OR, is in her name only and was acquired during marriage but via bequest, devise, descent or gift.
In other words, she can do this provide the property is her separate property and not part of the communal estate. Assuming so, then this may be done.
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