Family Dynamics


“As far as anyone knows, we are a nice, normal family.”


Families are wonderful.

But families can be broken or ripped apart, sometimes by something as small as who gets grandma’s cookie jar.


Good planning and open communication can help prevent contention, recriminations and lawsuits.


To keep your family tree intact, make sure that the groundwork is done and a competent “gardener” (financial planner or estate planning attorney) is involved in nuturing the relationships.

  • "Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life." - Paul Coelho

  • "Failing to plan is planning to fail." - Alan Lakein Lakein

  • "Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit." - Wilma Rudolph

  • "Before beginning, plan carefully." - Marcus Cicero