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Irrevocable trust

Irrevocable Trust Might Still be Terminated by Beneficiary

Might an irrevocable trust become revocable? That was the question faced by a South Dakota probate judge and, more recently, the state’s Supreme Court. It turns out that the trust’s beneficiary may be able to insist on termination of an irrevocable trust. A South Dakota story Mary Novotny, a widow living near the Nebraska border, …

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Husband’s Interest in Trust Not Divided in Divorce Proceedings

AUGUST 22, 2016 VOLUME 23 NUMBER 31 Carl and Debbie (not their real names) were married, and have two children together. After more than a decade together, Carl filed for a divorce in their home state of Massachusetts. In the course of the divorce action, the court was required to divide Carl and Debbie’s assets …

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Types of trusts

More on Types of Trusts — Some of the Less Common Varieties

JANUARY 24, 2011 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 3 Last week we wrote about different types of trusts you might have encountered, and tried to explain some of the generic terms, differences among and between types, and likely settings where a given type of trust might be appropriate. We wrote about spendthrift trusts, bypass trusts, special needs …

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