2019 Montana Code Annotated
Title 72. Estates, Trusts, and Fiduciary Relationships
Chapter 7. Uniform Powers of Appointment Act
Part 5. Rights of Powerholder's Creditors in Appointive Property
72-7-501. Creditor claim -- general power created by powerholder

Universal Citation: MT Code § 72-7-501 (2019)

72-7-501. Creditor claim -- general power created by powerholder. (1) In this section, "power of appointment created by the powerholder" includes a power of appointment created in a transfer by another person to the extent the powerholder contributed value to the transfer.

(2) Appointive property subject to a general power of appointment created by the powerholder is subject to a claim of a creditor of the powerholder or of the powerholder's estate to the extent provided in the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, 31-2-326 through 31-2-342, and in 70-20-401, 70-20-402, and 70-20-405.

(3) Subject to subsection (2), appointive property subject to a general power of appointment created by the powerholder is not subject to a claim of a creditor of the powerholder or the powerholder's estate to the extent the powerholder irrevocably appointed the property in favor of a person other than the powerholder or the powerholder's estate.

(4) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and notwithstanding the presence of a spendthrift provision or whether the claim arose before or after the creation of the power of appointment, appointive property subject to a general power of appointment created by the powerholder is subject to a claim of a creditor of:

(a) the powerholder, to the same extent as if the powerholder owned the appointive property, if the power is presently exercisable; and

(b) the powerholder's estate, to the extent the estate is insufficient to satisfy the claim and subject to the right of a decedent to direct the source from which liabilities are paid, if the power is exercisable at the powerholder's death.

History: En. Sec. 32, Ch. 293, L. 2015.

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