Preparing a Smooth Transition
We talk frequently about the importance of a well-designed estate plan, but equally valuable is your communication with the next generation. In a recent publication from Vanguard, they pointed out three commonly missed factors associated with a successful transfer of wealth:
- Strong communication and a sense of trust among family members
- Thorough preparation of heirs
- A cohesive purpose for family wealth
A family mission statement provides the perfect template for achieving success in these areas. As a start, we encourage you to think about what enduring values around money persist in your family’s history? We have tools and resources to share in the months ahead, but consider this question until next time.