Monday, September 12, 2011

Trusts in Divorce Property Divisions

James R. Wade will be speaking at the Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Live Seminar in Denver on September 30, 2011 regarding Trusts in Divorce Property Divisions.

Program Description: Beneficial interests in trusts are being included in the pool of divisible assets in divorce in Colorado and a number of other jurisdictions.

Mr. Wade will specifically be discussing whether beneficiary withdrawal rights (including Crummey powers and 5x5 powers) are property, and also what the beginning time point is for measuring appreciation in value of trust interests which are characterized as property under the dissolution of marriage statutes. Mr. Wade often serves as a consulting or testifying expert regarding the characterization of such trust interests.

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