Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts Offer Flexibility in Asset Protection and Estate Planning


For married couples looking to use their lifetime gift exemptions and protect their assets, spousal lifetime access trusts (SLATs) are an attractive option. Planning to use the increased exemption now instead of waiting until it expires in 2025 and reverts to the 2011 level of $5 million will also allow for more thoughtful preparation, and a properly executed estate plan means less likelihood of IRS scrutiny. 

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