Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Grandparent's Dead Hand Continues to Guide Trust Bequest

In Estate of Feinberg, a grandparent had left money in trust to be given to grandchildren of the decedent who married in the Jewish faith or whose spouses converted within a year of the marriage.  A grandchild who did not meet this requirement challenged this restriction as an invalid restriction on marriage.  The challenge was successful at trial and at the appellate level, but the restriction was upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court.


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