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Susan Holzman Speaks at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

On March 11, 2018, Susan Holzman spoke at a seminar entitled “Nothing Is Certain But Death And Taxes - Well, Maybe Just Death” at the 2018 annual meeting of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in San Antonio, Texas.  Susan addressed legal and practical challenges that permeate estate planning and administration relating to funeral arrangements and the disposition of human remains, including how and when to discuss these issues with clients, how and when a client can provide directions and designate a funeral agent, and what to do when family members disagree with each other or with the decedent’s wishes.  The program also focused on the surprising variation among the states, and the unexpected complications that arise when an individual dies outside his or her state of residence.  Susan provided guidance on steps that can be taken to improve the likelihood that a decedent’s wishes will be honored.