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1. a woman who has survived her husband, esp one who has not remarried
2. (in some card games) an additional hand or set of cards exposed on the table

What does it mean when you dream about a widow?

It has been said that a woman dreaming about being a widow can represent either fear of losing a husband or a desire to be free of one’s marriage. The same meaning can be extended to a man dreaming about being a widower.

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If the surviving spouse long outlives the other, inflation could significantly diminish the unused exclusion amount as opposed to using a trust, where trustee administration that includes sound, moderate-risk investments could significantly increase the value of assets passing free of estate tax.
Under what conditions will life insurance or annuity proceeds payable to the surviving spouse qualify for the marital deduction?
Unfortunately, in many CST situations, the surviving spouse may be unable to purchase a life insurance policy due to advanced age or poor health.
A professional also can provide advice on how to manage your assets so that the surviving spouse is in better shape to handle a potential drop in income.
Additionally, if the surviving spouse is the recipient of the IRA benefits and if the deceased spouse's estate is estate taxable, then the distribution outright to the spouse would qualify for the marital deduction.
The surviving spouse shall continue to receive such retirement benefits until the surviving spouse's death or remarriage.
The same law provides that 'that in the event of death of the awardee, the same shall accrue in equal shares and with the right of accretion to the surviving spouse.
Non-cash ISAs | The rules for non-cash ISAs are a little more complex in that the equivalent value to the non-cash ISA accounts is still available to the surviving spouse, however, it can only remain in the form of a non-cash ISA if that actual account passes to the surviving spouse.
If the surviving spouse is planning to remarry, she should consider using the DSUE from the deceased spouse before remarriage; if not, when the new spouse dies, the DSUE from the first deceased spouse will be lost.
Traditional trust planning works especially well for couples whose combined wealth is likely to exceed their lifetime exemptions before the death of the surviving spouse.
When a surviving spouse is PR, several fiduciary duties can create additional tension with beneficiaries.
The maximum tax-free amount goes to individuals other than the spouse and/or trusts, while any excess goes to the surviving spouse, either outright or in a marital trust.