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Protecting Your Assets from Your Future Former Spouse


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Cost $10.00
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateNovember 10, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaSpecialized Knowledge
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

No one weds to later divorce, but most recognize at least the possibility that the person soon to be standing next to them at the altar might be a “future former spouse.” Individuals of means will want to do what they can to protect against the financial consequences of that possible outcome, most commonly through a prenuptial agreement. However, when a prenuptial agreement appears impractical, impossible, undesirable, or potentially unenforceable, one might use complementary or alternative strategies such as the self-settled spendthrift trust.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the distinctions between “separate property,” “marital property,” "community property,” and the system of “equitable distribution” versus the division of community property in a divorce

  • Recognize how prenuptial and postnuptial agreements work and what they can and cannot do

  • Determine the utility of self-settled spendthrift trusts (i.e., “asset protection trusts”) as an alternative, or as a supplement, to the use of a prenuptial agreement

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Daniel S. Rubin is a partner in the Trusts and Estates and Asset Protection practice groups of the New York City law firm of Moses & Singer LLP.  He has a B.A. in International Relations from the Elliot School of the George Washington University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

Mr. Rubin has been named by Worth magazine as one of the "Top 100 Attorneys" in the nation for private clients, by Law & Politics as a "New York Super Lawyer"® and as one of The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates by U.S. News-Best Lawyers.

Mr. Rubin is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, where he is Chair of the Asset Protection Committee, a faculty member and lecturer at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. Mr. Rubin is also an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, where he teaches Asset Protection Planning.

Mr. Rubin is also the co-author of the third edition of the Bureau of National Affairs' Tax Management Portfolio on Asset Protection Planning.

In addition to the preceding, Mr. Rubin is certified as a Paramedic by the State of New York State and is a volunteer with the Oceanside Fire Department, in Oceanside, Long Island, New York.

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