A Living Trust Can Provide Divorce Protection to Your Kids

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During a recent estate planning consultation, a concerned parent posed this question : "My son is in a bad marriage. What happens if, after we die, he gets divorced? Will his ex-wife gets some of our estate?"

This is not an uncommon question; fortunately, it has a simple answer. The concerns expressed by our client can be solved by sharing one of the major (and often overlooked) benefits of using a living trust: asset protection for the beneficiaries.

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