International Estate Planning: Using a Qualified Domestic Trust (QDOT) for Non-U.S. Citizen Spouses

Fall 2019

The Robins Kaplan Spotlight

Wealth planning professionals know that succession planning for clients is often multi-layered and highly nuanced, particularly for intricacies of tax planning. Working with individuals who are not U.S. citizens adds yet another layer of complexity. When assisting a married couple where one or both spouses is not a U.S. citizen, estate planning attorneys can employ certain common techniques, including a qualified domestic trust (QDOT).

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