Too often estate planning is done without careful consideration for the surviving spouse. This can lead to unintended consequences that may be very damaging. In this episode of the PFP Section podcast, Paul Hood, JD, LLM, provides pointers that will support CPA financial planners to work effectively with attorneys to protect the long-term best interest of the surviving spouse. Paul discusses:
What to pay special attention to that is often missed in planning for the surviving spouse
How to make sure the surviving spouse has a solid plan that provides peace of mind
Using disclaimers and other tax and estate planning tips
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