Trusts for polygamous marriages

Trusts for polygamous marriages

This week, I came across an unusual reason for forming a trust.

The problem my client was faced with:

My visitor was the second wife in a polygamous marriage. It appeared that the husband wanted to treat both of his wives equally during his lifetime and upon his death.

Accordingly, he had purchased some residential units for the second wife (and presumably made similar donations to his first wife). Even if the two donations were equal now, they would not be equal in value at the time of his death and thus there was the possiblity of a dispute between the surviving wives

The solution proposed by Harbour & Associates:

So a sensible approach was for the wives to form a trust each and for the properties to be held within the trust structures. Because of the sensitivity and complexity of this matter, it is always advisable to opt for professional advice and help. Harbour & Associates have been dealing with complicated financial matters like this for decades. Our CEO, Derek Springett, has ample qualifications and experience and is ready to assist you with your financial wealth planning.

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