Lowell, MI asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Michigan

Q: When Trusts are created in Michigan, can it exclude spouse as being a beneficiary of property purchased during marriage?

Spouse had revocable trust and the other (excluded) spouse was not on the purchased property deed.

Along this same line, can the trust assign a beneficiary, other than spouse, on large purchase items purchased after they were married?

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Spouses have the ability to eject ‘against a will’ and challenge being omitted from an estate plan absent a valid pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement.

This CAN be done, but it is complex and fraught with danger and may not work 100% of the time.

A local licensed estate planning attorney can provide much needed guidance. This is not easy.

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