Steve Coren Comments on “Ruling on future inheritance beyond comprehension”

Kirsten Division of Assets, E. Steven Coren, Family Law, Probate Law

In a letter to the editor of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, E. Steven Coren said,

“I read with amazement the decision in Frasca v. Frasca, 93 Mass. App. Ct. 1101 (2018), that a Probate & Family court judge assigned a percentage of a future inheritance of a spouse to the other spouse.”

Steve has 40 years of experience representing clients in probate litigationdivorce and family law issues, and personal injury cases. He is an approved Attorney E. Steven Corenmediator for the Middlesex and Norfolk Probate and Family Courts where he is appointed to mediate divorce actions and probate disputes. Steve has handled numerous inheritance issues over the years.

Citing Davidson v. Davidson, 19 Mass App. Ct. 364, 369 (1985); Zeh v. Zeh, 35 Mass. App. Ct. 260, 264 (1993), “When interests are properly characterized as mere expectancies… they may not be included in the divisible estate of the divorcing parties” and his years of experience, Steve said, “How a court could arrive at this decision is beyond my comprehension.”

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