The Difficulty of Divvying Up Family Heirlooms

The Difficulty of Divvying Up Family Heirlooms

We get a fair number of questions from Family Tree Magazine readers trying to split up family heirlooms—or just get a chance to copy old photos—after a relative’s death. It's an already-difficult situation that can get worse when old tensions resurface.They’re not alone. CNN.com posted an article today...

We get a fair number of questions from Family Tree Magazine readers trying to split up family heirlooms—or just get a chance to copy old photos—after a relative’s death. It’s an already-difficult situation that can get worse when old tensions resurface.

They’re not alone. CNN.com posted an article today about rifts over inheritances and why they’re so common.

The article also offers tips for avoiding problems, such as making sure loved ones have wills, talking ahead of time about who gets what, and getting a neutral third party involved.

See FamilyTreeMagazine.com Forum members’ advice and stories about passing down heirlooms, too.

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