When Trusts are Not Enough! Vulnerabilities of Trusts in Matrimonial Law


When Trusts are Not Enough! Vulnerabilities of Trusts in Matrimonial Law

Start 11/17/2023 - 11:05 AM
End 11/17/2023 - 12:15 PM


Trusts are often created to protect significant wealth from spouses upon divorce.

But … many questions also arise, including the following:

  • In what scenarios are judges more likely to interfere with a trust attorney’s most carefully laid plans?
  • How are different types of trusts treated in actions for divorce?
  • Are distributions from trusts subject to equitable distribution in a divorce?
  • When do divorce courts consider trusts merely as shams to prevent equitable distribution of marital assets?
  • Can a court order that trust distributions be used to pay support?
  • What should private client attorneys keep in mind to protect their clients’ trust interests in the event of a divorce?

All of these questions and more will be answered by matrimonial attorneys Margaret M. Donohoe and Paul M. Talbert of Donohoe Talbert LLP, in “When Trusts Aren’t Enough: Vulnerabilities of Trusts in Matrimonial Law.”



Margaret Donohue and Paul Talbert, Donohoe Talbert LLP


1.5 NY Credits: 0.5 Ethics; 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 1.5 NJ Credits: 1.5 General (Family Law Practice)



To register: click the Register button below. The website will prompt you to log in or create an account to complete the checkout. If you are not a member, please join the membership before completing the checkout to take advantage of the member’s price. Registration closes 30 minutes before the program.

For technical and account-related issues, please get in touch with us at dradjabov@nycla.org

Webinar Link: After completing the checkout, you will receive a separate email with webinar access instructions. That email will arrive closer to the program start time. If you are still waiting to receive an access email 30 minutes before the program, please email cle@nycla.org.

Course Materials: We will email the link to download course materials 30 minutes before the program starts.

CLE Certificates (if applicable): After verifying your attendance, we will add your certificate to the “Download CLE Certificates” page, which you can access from your “My Account” page.

Upcoming CLE Courses

View CLE Calendar