I get this question from time to time and my response is always the same. There are two good reasons for firing family members: Reason number 1—they have failed to fulfill their roles and responsibilities to the business. Reason number 2—see Reason number 1. It is no surprise the response I always get back is, “I just can’t do that.”
Business advisor: "The problem with your business is your son — he's incompetent and destructive. You need to fire him right away."
Business owner: "I know it, but there is just one problem. I have to sleep with his mother."