Marc A. Chorney has made available for download his article, “Pfannenstiehl V. Pfannenstiehl: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Grants Petition for Certiorari in Unusual Property Division Involving Trust Interest” published in the Wills, Trusts & Estates Law eJournal, Vol. 12, No. 8, March, 2016.
Read the Abstract here:
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently granted a petition for certiorari in a case where the value of a beneficiary’s interest in a third party settled multi-generational trust was included in the marital estate for purposes of a property division at divorce. This article examines that the opinion of the Appeals Court of Massachusetts and maintains that the lower court’s method of analysis was incorrect in determining that the interest was includable as divisible property.
Posted by Pooja Shivaprasad, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal