Denominational Trust Clause Blog
Local churches may have a denominational trust clause in their chain of title, or, have a denomination who asserts a trust on property through a Book of Discipline or Book of Order. When the local church wishes to leave the denomination, they are told that the members can leave the denomination but the property is to remain to the denomination. This typically comes a shock to the leaders of the Church and the members of the local church who have paid for the property, paid for the construction of the buildings and have maintained the property for decades.
Dalton & Tomich’s trust clause blog is a comprehensive resource for local churches who are looking to protect their property, preserve their ministry and retain their assets. You’ll find the latest information on pivotal legal decisions, internal Methodist polity matters, related Methodist matters, video’s and insights from experienced legal professionals that have helped protect the rights of local churches.
Trust Clause Information From the Most Experienced Attorneys
The trust clause blog is curated by national leaders in assisting local churches leave their denomination and retain their property. It highlights trust clause case studies, descriptions of state laws and state cases, and commentary on related news. It’s a resource for all local churches who are seeking to leave their denomination, retain their property and protect their ministry.
The National Reach of Dalton & Tomich PLC
With offices in Detroit, Michigan – Chicago, Illinois – and Rockford, Illinois, we are strategically positioned to help congregations throughout the United States by providing explanations of how trust clause cases are litigated and evaluated in each state. Trust clause cases vary from state to state, but federal laws apply across the United States. The Dalton & Tomich legal team consults on cases around the country to bring you local insights on a national level.
Current Events and Timeless Information
The information found on our blog covers current events that are happening now and how they impact local churches who wish to preserve their ministry and protect their assets in the future.
First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda, Florida announces separation from the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Punta Gorda, Fla. — June 8, 2022 — 1st United […]Read More
Why hire an experienced Religious Property Dispute attorney when leaving the United Methodist Church.
In complicated situations involving a religious property dispute, you may […]Read More
The factual basis for the statements of this video are […]Read More
It is official. The United Methodist Church canceled the 2022 […]Read More
Every year, millions of dollars are stolen or misappropriated from […]Read More
The three messages leading local Methodist Churches to question whether there will be General Conference in 2022
On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, the Commission on the General […]Read More
Despite all of these issues with The United Methodist Church […]Read More
The United Methodist Church has seemed, for a few years […]Read More
Success stories of local Methodist Churches leaving The United Methodist Church and retaining their property – Hobbs Chapel in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
The Missouri Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church reached […]Read More
Success stories of local Methodist churches leaving The United Methodist Church and retaining their property – Northside Church of Jackson, Tennessee
Northside Church of Jackson, Tennessee, formerly known as the Northside […]Read More
Success stories of local churches leaving The United Methodist Church and retaining their property -Christ Church of Fairview Heights, Illinois
The Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference of The United Methodist […]Read More
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