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Don’t Let the Tax Tail Wag the Dog

By Estate Planning Blog, Robert Lamm

At the end of the day, a key goal of any estate plan is to make sure that the client’s estate is distributed to the persons that they intended. Most of the time, those persons are their children and their grandchildren. However, in the absence of an irrevocable credit shelter trust that is established at the death of one spouse, the survivor would be able to amend the entire trust and, at their death, leave it to anyone. This includes leaving the estate to a new and sometimes significantly younger spouse!

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