Legal Question in Family Law in California

I live in calif. My parents have a living trust with me as the only beneficiary. If I divorce my wife, can she have any claim to it?

Asked on 6/19/13, 1:21 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

Not as long as you maintain all proceeds separate from your community property assets and accounts.

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Answered on 6/19/13, 2:20 pm

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

No, not unless she is a named beneficiary. Anything you inherit is your separate property, and as Mr. McCormick points out, you need to avoid commingling anything you inherit from community property.

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Answered on 6/19/13, 6:29 pm
John Laurie Gertz and Laurie

The trust document will control who gets what upon death.

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Answered on 6/23/13, 9:34 pm

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