Mission control – Family mission statement promotes a harmonious estate plan
Abstract: Building and preserving family wealth isn’t an end in itself. Rather, it’s a tool for promoting shared family values — such as philanthropy, education, financial security, quality of life — or encouraging family members to lead responsible, productive, healthy lives. Drafting a family mission statement can be an effective way to define and communicate these values. This article discusses what should be involved in setting up a statement, and what it should cover.