During our Women’s Listening Tour we heard from clients that they wanted to better understand what questions they should be asking during specific financial milestones, one of which could be inheriting wealth. The following document is meant to be an easily digestible and high-level perspective on how to approach both the composition and timing of an inheritance.

We recognize that receiving an inheritance is not as simple as it seems and that there may be emotional, legal and financial implications that can feel overwhelming. We hope the following guide can serve as a navigation tool as you plan ahead and build your team.

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Good financial planning happens at every stage of life and we believe a family mission statement – and a strategic plan to implement that mission – allows a family to filter out the “background noise” of day-to-day challenges and focus on long-term goals and objectives. Developing these documents provides a process for reaching agreement on the family’s core values and we believe it is a good starting point for family wealth conversations.
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