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Because she no longer owns the assets placed in the irrevocable trust, you would not be entitled to those assets even if you later divorced under MASS law.
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Yes, you are correct. Unlike some other states, in Massachusetts a couple cannot acquire marital rights and responsibilities by living together for a particular period of time. This would also mean that you could not argue that 1/2 of what Jane placed in the trust belongs to you under a theory of common law marriage.
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As far as DPOA and your rights as a husband, could you be more specific on what you are referring to?
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Bill and Jane are a married couple. Jane's son has acquired a power of attorney. Does this mean he has control over Jane's assets?
Response: Yes he does. However, Jane can still act on her own behalf. The son's Power of Attorney does not override the mother's rights to act on her behalf if she is still competent to do so.
Yes, he can on his capacity as the DPOA. The checks must be for the benefits of the Principal, Jane.