We help families solve problems.  We pass wealth, assets and businesses smoothly from one generation to the next. We help protect family assets from attack.  We give you choices.

We can help in many different situations.  Here are just a few examples:

Skipping generations

Sometimes parents don't want their assets to go to their children.  There could be many reasons for this.  Perhaps the children already have enough money of their own, perhaps the children are financially irresponsible, or have problems with relationships, with gambling, or with addiction.  In these cases we can help you 'skip' a generation – ensuring your children are properly provided for, but making sure that most of your wealth ends up in the hands of your grandchildren

Balancing the needs of children

Some families are complicated.  This can cause problems when one partner dies and the assets are inherited not just by the surviving spouse, but also by children from this and from previous relationships.  Conflict often arises as each person has different objectives.  Sometimes the surviving spouse is left in an emotional and financially stressful situation during what is already a very challenging time.  We can provide solutions that remove this stress while allowing you to develop a plan that is fair to all.

Passing Business to Children

Sometimes your children are not the best people to run  your family business after you retire.  We can help you ensure that your children receive all the financial benefit of owning your family business but prevent them from managing or controlling your company.  Instead you can leave the management of your business in the hands of the professional independent managers of your choice.

Caring for Cottages

We can set up an ownership structure for your family recreational property that ensures your family will always be able to enjoy it, but which at the same time removes the potential for conflict and confusion that seems to be inevitable as ownership is divided between children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom have different priorities and interests in life.

Helping the Arts and Sport

Immortality through endowment – Now it is possible for your name to live on forever.  Setting up a fund in your name to be managed for the benefit of your favourite cause is now very easy.  Examples include; dance groups, sporting or academic prizes and scholarship, caring for monuments or charitable purposes.  We can make philanthropy easy.

Family Dynasty

Some names are familiar; Rothschild, Murdoch, Agnelli, Getty, Rockefeller. Others are less well-known.  But you don't need to be as wealthy as the Rothschilds to set up a dynasty trust.  It's enough that you have created business wealth during your lifetime that's substantial enough to be worth protecting for future generations.  We can help you pass on accumulated family wealth and business assets so that that are preserved and can continue to grow, and be passed downwards, not just to one, but to many subsequent generations.

Of course these are just some of the ways we can help – there are many more.  We work with you first to listen and understand, we offer ideas and solutions and once we are in agreement, we put those solutions into action.

 

How does it work?

First, contact us either directly or though your lawyer.  If you don't already have a lawyer, we can help you find a good one.

We will work with you and with your lawyer to be certain that we have a very complete and accurate picture of your situation and a very precise understanding of your goals and objectives.  Based on this information we will tell you if we are able to help.

We will then ask you to sign an agreement engaging us to prepare a solution for you.  We will use all the tools available to us; wills, inheritance contracts, Czech companies and trusts, and other structures.  (In some more complex cases we may recommend the use of offshore structures).  Our fee includes preparation of the legal documents you need to implement the solution.

Once you are happy to proceed, we will arrange for you to vist a notary to sign the documents.

If your solution was a Czech trust, we will also assist by setting up the trust minute book, accounting and tax.  If you wish we can provide ongoing administration services for your trust. 

 

Taking the next step

Just contact us for more information.

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