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A family member and I are in conflict, how can we resolve our situation peacefully?

Danny Ritter

Quote of the day

“Oftentimes the best place to start when in a family conflict is finding alignment in a common goal – focusing less on where you are at odds but rather on where you see eye-to-eye. A positive point of departure can be a springboard to building trust and allowing for a more successful outcome.”
Danny Ritter CPA, CA, CFA

Your goal

We’re facing a difference of opinion. A family member and I are in conflict and it’s causing a rift in our relationship. We both want the issue to be resolved but we can’t seem to communicate. How can we come to an agreement? My family is very important to me and I don’t know who to turn to or where to start.

How we can help

Put quite simply: it’s a matter of trust.

As business owners, entrepreneurs or philanthropists, you have faced countless challenges in a professional setting. But when it comes to family, rationale can easily fly out the window.

Differences of opinion can widen in scope when emotions are involved. Add on poor communication, inadequate information or inconsistent approaches to problem solving, and tensions can easily escalate further.

The difference between a peaceful resolution and a more permanent rift among family members, is a matter of trust. Trust which takes time to build.

Working with an independent and objective third party – ideally well before the issue arises – means you have a professional you can turn to when needed most. Someone who knows your family and your situation.

We understand that every family is unique, so too are your challenges. Our professionals help families through a host of situations where the financial and the emotional intertwine. We’ve assisted thousands of family members in navigating delicate matters with respect to family governance, philanthropy, and estate planning. Beyond the years of expertise and objective perspective, we listen.

This is what sets Richter Family Office apart from other traditional financial advisors. We take the time to get to know the families with whom we work. We build relationships so we can assist families beyond portfolio construction and asset management. We dedicate time to helping you build a legacy beyond the books – and sometimes that means providing a listening ear when its needed.

It’s in these instances – and many others – that having a trusted advisor can make all the difference.

It’s your family, it’s your story, and we are here to help you. Whether recommending an external mediator, or simply acting as a bridge builder to find common ground, our professionals care for the clients with whom they work and seek to resolve any differences that may arise peacefully and discreetly.

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