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John and Virginia love spending time with their children and grandchildren, talking about politics, travel, and the latest movies. However, both John and Virginia feel uncomfortable discussing their wealth.
Their children also feel uneasy and avoid the subject. They know their parents have a considerable amount of assets, but don’t want to appear greedy or think about a future without their parents.
As a result, they have no idea how their parents plan to divide their assets, including their two homes and family heirlooms. The children are unaware if there is a will or where the important documents are located. This lack of communication concerned John, which prompted a meeting with PNC Wealth Management.
The PNC Wealth Management professionals met with John and Virginia and their legal and tax advisors to discuss implications of their estate plan. They explained the potential dangers of not giving the children all the information they might need in the future, such as the location of important documents, and instructions regarding medical care.
PNC suggested they prepare an inventory of their financial situation and possessions, including investments, homes, cars, and jewelry. PNC also suggested that John, Virginia, and their children hold a family meeting. They agreed. A PNC Fiduciary Advisor joined the meeting to guide the dialogue and answer specific questions.
Estate planning is only performed in conjunction with a client’s attorney, accountant, and/or other business advisors.
As a client of PNC Wealth Management®, you’ll have access to an experienced PNC Wealth Strategist who can help identify and articulate financial, tax, estate planning, insurance and philanthropic issues. They will assist you in identifying your financial goals and create strategies to keep you on track.
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This story represents a hypothetical scenario and is intended for illustrative purposes; the person described is fictional and not an actual client, but the scenario is intended to reflect a typical and/or previously experienced situation. Actual client experiences and outcomes may vary and future performance or success is not guaranteed.
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