Decisions are more likely to be sustainable and to preserve the quality of family relationships when they are perceived as “fairly derived”.

David Lansky
David Lansky

Asset sharing families often struggle with questions of fairness. It’s a familiar dilemma: Must we treat all family members the same (equally) in order to be fair? An affirmative response requires ignoring differences between people and this may be perceived as unfair and paternalistic. A more realistic approach is to recognize the differences and to be transparent in discussions, explaining WHY family members are being treated differently.

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