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Written by attorney Bradley Ryan Coppedge | Nov 8, 2016

Using a "credit shelter" or "bypass" trust: a good thing or a terrible (tax) mistake?

The use of a credit shelter trust, utilizing a decedent's federal exemption amount, is common. However, it is not always the best decision in light of changes in the federal estate tax laws that occurred between 2008 and 2012.

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