New Law Changes Treatment of Trust Interest in Divorce

By Jacqueline A. Botchman

As published in NH Bar News (November 2017)

Your divorce client advises you that her parents, who are well off, have likely provided for her in their trusts and she is concerned that her husband may share in her potential inheritance. What do you advise her?

In New Hampshire, marital property includes “all tangible and intangible property and assets, real or personal, belonging to either or both parties, whether title to the property is held in the name of either or both parties.” RSA 458:16-a (emphasis added).

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