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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Issues with Heirlooms

Violin

Figuring out what to do with family heirlooms can be difficult.  If the heirloom is gathering dust in a closet, it may be time to part with the heirloom.  But tradition, and other family members, may make you think twice before giving it away.

For a great example of the difficulties that arise when giving away an heirloom, read the article below.   

See Deborah L. Jacobs, When It’s Time to Part with Family Heirlooms, And Why I Gave Away Grandpa Oscar’s Violin, Forbes, March 31, 2014.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/04/issues-with-heirlooms.html

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