Have you ever witnessed a family fight concerning inheritance?

As someone who has spent the last few decades dealing with HNW families, I have seen both the civilized and the outrageous in this area. One of the things that I discovered early on is that it is never about the actual money or item. That is always a proxy for settling some type of emotional score either with the deceased or with other heirs. Here is a good example:

Shattered Dynasty


This wasn't an outright fight but promised to be one.

I was in the penthouse apartment of a friend's elderly and very wealthy mother one day and picked up a Giacometti sculpture to move it so it wouldn't get damaged at an upcoming party. I noticed a green dot stuck to the bottom and asked my friend what it was.

She made sure her mother was out of earshot and whispered that she and her siblings were secretly using hidden color coded stickers to divvy up their mother's valuable possessions amongst them so there wouldn't be a free for all when she died.


As a CPA all too often. Many times over the most trivial of things.


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