Family succession is a difficult situation to fairly conquer. The fear of the unknown or just not knowing how to, may be putting farmers off from starting. However, nothing was ever achieved without starting. There are many different ways to approach the subject but not all of these will be effective. We have developed a process based around strong communication and letting everyone have their say. Having an advisor to lead the family through the process can help remove the fear of starting and can filter and manage any unrealistic viewpoints. These are the four pillars upon which to build a plan: