What happens to a revocable trust in a divorce?
Divorcing spouse as settlor of a revocable trust. If a spouse created and funded a revocable trust before marriage, and contributed no marital property after the parties' marriage, the trust assets are his or her nonmarital property; nonmarital property is not divisible at divorce.
Is an irrevocable trust safe from divorce?
As the grantor or creator of an irrevocable trust, if you place assets into one before your marriage, these are never marital property and are never at risk in a divorce. You don't actually own them when you marry – your trust does. The downside, of course, is that an irrevocable trust is forever.
How do you end a revocable trust?
The first step in dissolving a revocable trust is to remove all the assets that have been transferred into it. The second step is to fill out a formal revocation form, stating the grantor's desire to dissolve the trust.
How hard is it to remove a trustee?
Yes, but it is difficult to remove a trustee. Generally, you must have an evidentiary hearing, which is a trial. There rarely is an easy Trustee removal case. The beneficiary must start the process by filing a lawsuit, and then both sides are given a chance to gather evidence, subpoena records, and take depositions.