This article reprint was recently published in the Bloomberg BNA’s Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal. While daunting college tuition bills have always been a concern to many parents and grandparents, the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis have only served to exacerbate those concerns.
When irrevocable trusts are drafted in happier times, and then times change, is it possible to reduce or even eliminate the interest of an ex-spouse or soon to be ex-spouse? Trustees potentially have access to powerful tools that might change beneficial interests. Indeed, it might be said that there is no such thing as an “irrevocable” trust. In any event, family law practitioners should counsel clients to investigate the options.
When irrevocable trusts include ex-spouses or soon to be ex-spouses as beneficiaries, family law practitioners should be aware that trust distributions can potentially be adjusted. Learn how that might happen in this article published in the March 13, 2020 edition of FamilyLawyerMagazine.com.