LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Michal S. Lipshitz

What is a Marital Trust?

A marital trust is a type of irrevocable trust that allows one spouse to transfer assets to a surviving spouse tax free, using the unlimited marital deduction, while providing benefits not available if transferred outright. When drafting Wills for married couples, we usually include a Marital Trust to provide estate tax planning, spousal care, and Medicaid protection.

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