Information on Family Legal Matters

Third Parties

Trent acted for a spouse’s wealthy elderly parents. Their son was embroiled in a very acrimonious property settlement in Court. The son’s spouse applied to join Trent’s clients in the court proceedings. The son’s spouse alleged that the son actually owned property, which was held in a Trust, controlled by Trent’s clients. Trent successfully argued that his clients should not be joined. Had Trent’s clients been joined they would have faced a long and expensive trial.