A revocable living trust allows couples to effectively double the estate tax exemption (currently $5,000,000). If you only had a will, as opposed to a trust, which left everything to your surviving spouse, you would lose your exemption.
The trust lets you keep your exemption, which could potentially save over $1,000,000 in taxes.
For specific questions about setting up a living trust and estate taxes, please contact our Estate Planning Attorney in Los Angeles today at (818) 501-5800.
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A Power of Attorney is a written document in which a competent adult (a.k.a) the “principal”) appoints another competent adult (a.k.a. the “attorney-in-fact”) to act on the principal’s behalf.
In general, an attorney-in-fact may perform any legal function or task which the principal has a right to do. The powers may be: