Hodges v. Johnson – Can you still decant to remove beneficiaries in New Hampshire? The statute says yes but the courts say no.

One of the more significant decisions from the New Hampshire Supreme Court as it relates to the area of Trusts and Estates was decided this year.  On January 22, 2018, the Court denied the Defendant’s Motion for Reconsideration or Rehearing, thereby finalizing its decision in the case of Hodges v. Johnson.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Retroactive Application of Revocation-on-Divorce Statutes

In an eight-to-one decision, the U.S. Supreme Court approved of the retroactive application of revocation-on-divorce statutes—laws that revoke beneficiary designations and other dispositions to a spouse automatically when a couple divorces.  Since Massachusetts has enacted a revocation-on-divorce statute, the decision has implications for residents of the Bay State. The case involved an insurance policy purchased […]