Avoiding the Dreaded ‘Estate War’

HOW MEDIATION CAN RECONNECT DIVIDED SIBLINGS Ronald Fatoullah EVERY FATHER’S DAY, ROB AND HIS BROTHER, ED, EXCHANGE A GIFT UNLIKE ANY OTHER: CUSTODY OF THEIR FATHER’S WATCH. When their father died Rob was 20, Ed, 23. “Dad didn’t have much of an estate and never wore any jewelry, but he had a favorite watch that he wore every day,” Rob told me. Both brothers wanted the watch because it represented a connection to their father, who died young, in his 50s. “We decided that the fairest soluti[...]
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