Can a Soon-to-be-Ex-Spouse Gain Access to Assets in a Trust in Which I Am a Beneficiary?

Generally, if a Trust is a Revocable Trust and the grantor(s) is (are) still alive, then the property in the Trust (i.e., owned by the Trust) remains Trust property until the stated action within the Trust calls for distribution.

Thus, no beneficiary (nor spouse of a beneficiary, even a soon-to-be ex-spouse) has the ability to reach Trust property and/or require distribution.

However, this response is NOT to be construed as providing any information on specific matrimonial issues that arise in any USA state, and many variations in personal situation can exist to change the realities of the above statement.

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