Want to make sure your family heirlooms fall into careful, appreciative hands after you’re gone? Follow these tips from lawyer Deborah L. Jacobs, author of Estate Planning Smarts: A Practical, User-Friendly, Action-Oriented Guide.
Q. Why include heirlooms in estate planning?
A. Estate planning isn’t just about money. It’s also about love, family and legacy. Including heirloom distribution can avoid unpleasant surprises and promote family harmony. Otherwise, loved ones might suddenly find themselves fighting over heirlooms during an already difficult time.