surviving spouse's trust
When a couple creates a bypass (AB) trust, the revocable trust of the surviving spouse after one spouse has died.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estate Tax
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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