April 5, 2017
Statements of Wishes

Statements of Wishes

STATEMENTS OF WISHES IDENTIFYING VALUES, CREATING INCENTIVES, ESTABLISHING POLICIES Statements of Wishes Statements of Wishes, or what is sometimes called a Letter of Wishes, have long been used in international trusts and off-shore planning.  Historically they derived from Testamentary Trusts. For decades, we have used them with inter vivos trusts or living […]
January 26, 2017

Family Councils: The Prosperity Key

The Durfee Family Council in this sketch could have been based on actual Family Councils my family has held.  Its charts, tripods, business agenda, candid performance reviews, bad news delivery, weird humor, conflict resolution, and parental double teaming are very familiar to my children.  It is no accident that it is about a […]