Sweating the small stuff in estate battles
By Charles Ticker
Some of the biggest sibling estate fights take place over the small stuff like the china and furniture or art. A lot of parents put a provision in their will that they want to divide the stuff equally among the children. What a mess that creates! What does equal mean? Remember Everyone Loves Raymond and Raymond and Robert fighting over who got the bigger piece of pie?
I had a case once where one of the kids went around the house putting post- it stickies on the pieces of furniture he wanted on Mom’s death. The problem was that he was putting those stickies on at a family dinner at Mom’s apartment while Mom was still alive!
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