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Virginia enacts domestic asset protection trust legislation
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2012

Virginia will become the thirteenth state to permit a settlor to establish an irrevocable trust of which the settlor is a beneficiary and receive spendthrift protection against the claims of the settlor’s creditors beginning on July 1, 2012

Virginia joins growing number of states enacting trust decanting statutes
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2012

On April 4, 2012, Governor McDonnell signed into law Senate Bill 110 which permits a trustee to exercise a discretionary distribution power by appointing the trust principal or income to the trustee of a second trust

Virginia enacts directed trustee statute
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

On April 4, 2012, Virginia Governor McDonnell signed into law Senate Bill 180 which, when incorporated into a trust either by the settlor or the interested parties, provides protections for a trustee when acting or not acting pursuant to the directions of a trust director