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Inheritance comes with strings attached
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The Times
Date
22 May 2017

Inheritance comes with strings attached

Wealthy parents are increasing putting conditions on gifts or bequests for their adult children to ensure that they maintain a work ethic rather than fritter away their inheritance.

Financial advisers and lawyers say that they are handling a growing number of requests from couples to make strings-attached settlements for their children or grandchildren.

Andrew Goldstone, a partner at the law firm Mishcon de Reya, said: "Parents who make a lifetime gift to a trust rather than outright to an adult child may think the assets are safe if the child later divorces but that's not always true."

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