Distrust Disputes

with Ron Deal | November 5, 2018

Writing for Forbes.com, one personal finance contributor noted that about half of his firms disputed probate, estate, and trust cases were between a stepmother and her stepchildren. The writer said distrust was a common factor in the disputes. Say the father died, the children didn't trust their stepmother to manage the estate if she hadn't been married very long or if she favored her kids financially. What's the moral of that story? Close relationships and trust are your most valuable assets.

Writing for Forbes.com, one personal finance contributor noted that about half of his firms disputed probate, estate, and trust cases were between a stepmother and her stepchildren. The writer said distrust was a common factor in the disputes. Say the father died, the children didn't trust their stepmother to manage the estate if she hadn't been married very long or if she favored her kids financially. What's the moral of that story? Close relationships and trust are your most valuable assets.

Distrust Disputes

With Ron Deal
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November 05, 2018
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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