For many wealthy clients, the fear of the federal estate tax is a thing of the past, following the fiscal cliff tax deal that permanently raised the exemption for a couple to $10.5 million and made the exemption portable between spouses.

Understandably, they will now expect their planners to offer less complexity and lower costs than they had to endure in the past.

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