Is property in a trust protected from divorce?
A discretionary trust can offer protection against a potential ex-spouse and in-laws’ claims to a beneficiary’s assets. If, however, the asset was held in the trust before any or all the beneficiaries receive anything, the asset will be protected from the divorce.
Is a trust considered marital property?
A trust is a piece of property that is managed by a trustee for a beneficiary. The piece of property funding the trust can be anything from cash to real estate. Trusts acquired before marriage are generally not considered marital property unless the funds have been distributed and commingled with marital property.
What does it mean if a property is held in a trust?
Trust property refers to assets that have been placed into a fiduciary relationship between a trustor and trustee for a designated beneficiary. Trust property may include any type of asset, including cash, securities, real estate, or life insurance policies.