Planning for Special Stuff – My Dad’s Coal Shovel

A common goal when planning for parents is “I want my kids to get along.”  Yet as estate and trust attorneys we know that one of the biggest challenges involves “special stuff.’  By this I mean tangible personal property such as family photos, heirlooms, jewelry, antiques and gun collections.
Transmission of these items is often hindered by communication – or lack thereof.  Parents and children often don’t realize what others value.  Too often we hear parents say “I don’t have anything that my kids want.”  Wow! If they only knew! Continue reading