Spendthrift Trusts & Equitable Distribution of Assets in Divorce

Take a deep dive into the ever-growing body of case law, learn how to navigate the practical aspects of discovery, and upgrade your practice

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    The only time a mother-in-law’s two cents is wanted? In a divorce! That two cents and all the family’s wealth, including those assets socked away in a spendthrift trust, seem to be fair game. The faculty discuss the considerable—and growing—case law governing third-party spendthrift trusts in the context of marital assets subject to equitable distribution, as well as the practical aspects of discovery, the Vaughn Affidavit, and “if and when” orders. This program is a must-attend for both estate planners and family lawyers!

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    • Introduction to Third-Party Spendthrift Trusts

    • Pfannenstiehl, Levitan, and the Leading Marital Asset Cases

    • Decanting, Powell-Ferri, and the Disappearing Marital Assets

    • Discovery of Family Assets in Divorce and the Vaughn Affidavit

    • If and When Orders—Do They Work?

    • Expert Advice on Expert Witnesses

    • Prenuptials—The First Line of Defense: Best Practice for Disclosing a Spendthrift Trust

    • Drafting Considerations

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    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

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    • $130.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
    • $72.50 - New Lawyer
    • $72.50 - Pending Admittee
    • $72.50 - Law Student
    • $72.50 - Paralegal
    • $145.00 - All Others
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