Oh Don't Worry, My Kids Get Along Great!

I truly wish that every one of my clients was 100% correct when they said, “Oh don’t worry, my kids get along great. There won’t be any problems between them at my death.” The sad reality is that not all siblings get along. Grudges between siblings can lie dormant for years, kept at bay by parents acting as referees. Once the parents are deceased, the anger between siblings can quickly grow out of control. To make matters worse, the assets and money distributed after a parent’s death can be the end of siblings ever speaking. Take a look at the following article that outlines some examples of how sibling rivalry can disrupt an estate plan.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/sibling-rivalry-complicates-estate-planning-1441791001

-Spencer