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When Terminable Interests Prevent the Marital Deduction in Estate Disputes

Strategies to avoid this result in settlements and litigation.

As estate attorneys and advisors, one of our primary goals is to do what’s in the best interests of the estate. We strive to minimize the amount of the estate subject to estate tax to maximize the value of property passed tax-free to the intended beneficiaries of the decedent. While individuals prepare their wills with the best of intentions, disputes often arise even in well-prepared estates.  


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