There are many ways to provide for a married client’s surviving spouse after the client’s death. This type of estate planning is often referred to as marital share funding. Spouses may use various marital share funding options in either will- or trust-based estate plans. Their goals may include estate tax planning, probate avoidance (especially when using a trust-based plan), and incapacity planning. Disclaimers can be used when planning for estate taxes and may be particularly helpful in other situations relevant to married clients.