Resources for Families
All families struggle will how to pass on personal belongings. Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ is here to help.
The resources on this page were specifically designed for:
- Individual property owners trying to decide how to transfer their own personal possessions.
- Family members, friends, and others who are going to receive someone else’s property. Special attention is paid to adult children who are helping parents make decisions about transferring property.
- Personal representatives/executors who are carrying out the role in settling an estate.
These resources can help you guide families in transferring property.
Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ Workbook
This 108-page workbook walks you through the entire process, from understanding the issues, identifying objects to transfer, reviewing distribution options, and managing conflicts. Available as booklet or interactive CD.
Intergenerational Land Transfer Workshop
Two part workshop will give families the tools to start the land transfer process. Excellent resource for any woodland owner.
Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ DVD — This 13 minute companion video (on DVD) explains six factors important in successful transfer of personal, non-titled property. This is a perfect companion to the Workbook for families.
Everyone is Affected by Property Transfer — This online resource reviews how you may be affected by property transfer, what is personal property, six factors to consider, and what is your role in the process.
Are You Prepared to Transfer the Yellow Pie Plate? — Quick quizzes for property owners, children and other potential property recipients, personal representatives/executors, and educators/caring professionals to help you determine if you are prepared for this process.
Family Stories About Transferring Property — Read about the experiences that real families have had with this issue. This may be a great discussion tool with your own family.
Families and Inheritance: Tips for Planning Ahead — Quick tips for avoiding common obstacles as you're planning ahead for property transfer.
Families and Personal Property Inheritance: A Top Ten List for Decision Making — This top ten list gives guidance as you move ahead with making decisions about property.
Inheriting Memories — Reviews what is unique about personal possessions and inheritance.
Critical Conversations About Inheritance: Can We Talk? — Ten tips for starting a conversation about inheritance.
Family Talk About Inheritance Issues (audio; 1:58) — Communicating and advance planning can reduce feelings of burden, guilt, and misunderstandings.
Getting Started with Intergenerational Land Transfers — A successful land transfer involves family, a structure or business to manage the woodland, and the completing legal aspects of land ownership.
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