Tag: valuation process
Listen to Determining Value
This week on Hull and Estate and Succession Planning, Ian and Suzana talk about values and appraisals. They specifically look at some of the issues related to assigning value to assets such as jewellery, automobiles, antiques and artwork.
Listen to Valuations and Appraisals
Ian celebrates the 100th episode of Hull on Estate and Succession Planning.
He discusses the question of valuations and appraisals and how these affect estate mediation.
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Listen to Estate Assets
This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Sean Graham discuss issues that surround estate assets. The value of some assets are not always determined by their financial value and the value of other assets may change dramatically over time.
When looking at the myriad of issues and problems that are created with succession planning for a family business, it is often forgotten that the family member who has been charged with (or readily accepted) the job of carrying on the family business is not him or herself particularly happy with the proposed division of the estate.
The question of "fair but not equal" is often a lifelong struggle for those who want to pass on a family business. In some cases, there is simply not enough money to fund a relatively equal division of the estate, as the core assets of the estate are tied up within the family business.
In certain situations, the non-participating family business members are treated in a "fair manner" by being given, for example, the proceeds of an insurance policy as opposed to the family business on death. The child who is charged with running the family business may not see that as being particularly fair. He or she may feel that for him or her to financially succeed, he will have to work in the business for the rest of his life, while the other siblings who are receiving fixed assets simply have to wait for the estate to fall in and they do not have the same lifelong work commitments to fulfill.