Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts
Discovering Trust Assets, Navigating Evidentiary Issues and Available Remedies, and Joining Trusts in Divorce Proceedings
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare family law practitioners with best practices to represent the interests of divorcing parties who have an interest in or seek to claim an interest in a spouse’s trust. The panel will review drafting methods to mitigate attacks on trust assets, explain how to attack a trust, discuss available remedies, and outline key evidentiary issues in establishing a party’s interest in the trust as a marital asset.
- Types of trusts
- Drafting trusts to reduce attacks on trust assets
- Discovering trust assets
- Classifying the trust interest as marital property
- Ways to reach trust assets or protect beneficiary’s assets
- Joining the trust or trustee as a party
- Key evidentiary issues
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are best practices for drafting trusts to protect trust assets in the event of divorce?
- What can counsel do to discover the type of interest a party has in a trust?
- What are the methods available to reach a party’s interest in the trust and to defend against an attempted attack on the trust?
- What are the key evidentiary issues in successfully attacking a trust or defending the trust from attack?
Kirk C. Stange
Stange Law Firm
Mr. Stange has years of complex family law litigation experience. He is a frequent lecturer at CLE seminars, locally... | Read More
Mr. Stange has years of complex family law litigation experience. He is a frequent lecturer at CLE seminars, locally and nationally, for other attorneys and legal professionals on family law topics, including divorce and trusts. He is a published author on family law issues. He was been on the list of Super Lawyers for Family Law by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine.Close
Jeff Vandrew, Jr., CPA, CFP
Mr. Vandrew's practice focuses on asset protection planning, wills, trusts, and estate planning. His background as... | Read More
Mr. Vandrew's practice focuses on asset protection planning, wills, trusts, and estate planning. His background as a CPA and attorney provides his clients with expertise on both the legal aspects and tax aspects of estate planning. He is a member of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs and the ABA Asset Protection Planning Committee. He authors articles on estate planning and asset protection.Close
Jillian A. Wood
Stange Law Firm
Ms. Wood has extensive experience in family law matters such as divorce, paternity, child custody, child support,... | Read More
Ms. Wood has extensive experience in family law matters such as divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, motions to modify, appeals, contempt and other family law matters. She been on the list of Rising Stars for Family Law by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. She is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Missouri.Close