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The Situation:

John's first wife, Mary, passed away ten years ago. They amassed wealth together while raising four children who have flourishing families of their own. John later married Amy five years ago. Their blended family seems to get along well with each other. John is concerned about caring for Amy, yet wishes to pass family assets to his children when he dies.

The Solution:

John began exploring his aspirations for his wealth with his PNC Wealth Strategist. After brainstorming all of his options, John determined that the family vacation home would pass to his four children so they could preserve the memories created there with their mother. Knowing that they would have a difficult time affording the vacation home, John took out a life insurance policy for them to help provide financial flexibility. John's PNC Wealth Strategist further encouraged him to speak with his children to see if this plan was something that interested them. The best laid plans can fall apart when there is no communication. John’s children were thrilled with the plan and even more thrilled that he had asked their opinion.

John's PNC Wealth Strategist also consulted with his attorney to help him design a trust to replace the income for Amy that John is currently providing, so that she would be able to afford the home they bought together if he died first. This plan allayed Amy's biggest fear that she might have to sell the home, in order make ends meet. Ultimately, after Amy dies, John's children and grandchildren would inherit what remains in the trust.

PNC Wealth Strategist also referred John to a few attorneys who could draft the appropriate will and trust documents for him. Both John and Amy felt a huge weight lift after the planning process was complete.

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