Can trusts be trusted in the event of divorce?

20 November 2014

Preserving family wealth is uppermost in many families’ minds. Therefore, knowing how structures created to hold family wealth will perform in the event of a family member divorcing is crucial. Unfortunately, the treatment of trusts on a beneficiary divorcing is to some extent uncertain. The legislation is clear enough: anyone with an irrevocable, fixed interest […]

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Asset protection: careful what you promise…

6 November 2014

Threats to wealth come in many guises.   Mr Southwell was described by the judge in Southwell v Blackburn at the Court of Appeal as ‘shrewd, cautious and guarded’. He knew that if he married Ms Blackburn, who had two children from a previous marriage, she would have a financial claim against his assets in the […]

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