Estate Planning for Non-U.S. Citizen Spouses

How is a Florida Estate Plan different if you or your spouse is not a citizen of the United States? The Connecticut Elder Law Blog reported in an article that if non U.S. citizens have a completely different set of estate tax rules to contend with.

If the U.S. citizen dies first, then the estate tax could become due at that point and the government does not wait until the death of the second spouse like when both are U.S. citizens. Michael Keenan states that the a common approach is to use a QDOT to deal with this issue.

if you or your spouse is not a U.S. citizen you should contact a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer to understand how this can affect your estate planning.

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