Trust Assets and Divorce: Life from the Trenches

January 23, 2017

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, 303 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

In this presentation, litigator Steve Malech and trusts and estates lawyer Dan Daniels, partners in Wiggin and Dana LLP, will discuss Planning Opportunities and Litigation Challenges under Connecticut and New York Law. They will address typical cases in which a trust is vulnerable to inclusion in the divisible marital estate.

  • Does inclusion of an ascertainable standard weaken the protections a trust affords? 
  • What role, if any, does proper trust administration play in whether a trust's assets are exposed in divorce?
  • How should a trust be designed to provide maximum protection?
  • Are self-settled trusts protected?