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Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?™ Workbook

This workbook shows families how to transfer personal property. It is filled with hands-on worksheets, practical suggestions, proven strategies and real-life stories. Whether planning ahead or making decisions when someone dies, this workbook will help you and your family members to:

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Also available on an interactive CD: Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?™ Workbook CD.

See the Contents section below for more information on the contents and samples of pages from this workbook.

Who This Workbook Is For

This workbook is intended for owners of personal property, family members, personal representatives (estate executors), estate planning and probate attorneys, funeral home directors, senior housing and nursing home administrators, and estate sale and auction administrators.

If you are an educator or caring professional working with families on personal property inheritance planning, you may use the workbook in a variety of ways.

How to Purchase

Click on the "Buy" button to the right to purchase this item through the online shopping cart. Please note that the online ordering process only accepts credit cards. If you would like to pay via purchase order, please contact the University of Minnesota Bookstores Extension Department at

This workbook was developed in 2011 by Marlene S. Stum, Extension Specialist and Professor — Family Social Science.

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Introduction: From Generation to Generation (PDF)

Chapter 1: Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ Families and Personal Property Inheritance

Chapter 2: Understand the Sensitivity of Transferring Personal Property

Chapter 3: Determine What You Want to Accomplish

Chapter 4: Determine What Fair Means

Chapter 5: Identify Special Objects to Transfer

Chapter 6: Distribution Options and Consequences

Chapter 7: Determine Distribution Options and Establish Ground Rules

Chapter 8: Managing Conflicts if they Arise

Chapter 9: Planning is a Process

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: References

Appendix C: Credits

"As executor for my mother's estate, I needed help. I never expected my sisters to act the way they did! This information helped me sort out what we wanted, talk about what we thought was fair, and consider different options. It wasn't easy, but we are still talking."

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