Consider family businesses when making a will

There are various areas for consideration for family business owners hoping to write a will one expert has highlighted.

One of the best ways forward is to discuss the issues with the family, suggested legal adviser Sue Medder in an article with Real Business, as this will help to iron out any difficulties.

It is also important to listen to what children have to say, with people advised not to be afraid of making amendments to their will if they feel it necessary.

Considering the needs of those who are not in the family but are involved in the business is likewise essential, Ms Medder pointed out, as conflict may otherwise become a problem at a later stage.

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Published on: February 21, 2011

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