Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Iowa

My monther-in-law died rather suddenly. She left behind a special needs daughter and a son (my husband) who is executor and guardian for his sister. She has a home and personal possessions worth about $120K. She also has investments worth $100K. The home/personal items fall under the will which stipulates a trust needs to be set up for the daughter. However, the investments have a beneficiary set up to split the money equally, with no trust specified. Can the money from the investments be put in a trust after the fact?

Asked on 4/30/13, 11:19 am

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Robert Luedeman solo practitioner
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The answer is probably not. On the other hand, your husband can certainly take his share and use it to fund the existing trust.

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Answered on 5/01/13, 5:52 am


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