New Massachusetts Case Questions Standard Trust Asset Protection in Divorces
by Matthew Solomon, Esq.
Pfannenstiehl v Pfannenstiehl, Mass. App. Ct. Nos. 13-P-906, 13-P-686 & 13-P-1385 (August 27, 2015)
Pfannenstiel is a Massachusetts Probate and Family Court to Appeals Court case addressing if a husband’s interest in a discretionary trust established... [Read more of this review]
This was a divorce after an eleven year marriage. Upon divorce, the probate judge ordered husband to pay monthly alimony that was approximately forty-one percent of the difference in incomes, which exceeded the thirty to thirty-five percent range set forth in the Alimony Reform Act. The Appeals Court stated that although such a deviation is “reasonable... [Read more of this review]