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Estate Planning Resources

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate – Everyone has personal belongings such as wedding photographs, a baseball glove, or a yellow pie plate that contain meaning for them and for other family members.

Planning to pass on such items can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict. This Web site provides practical information about the inheritance of personal property. The goal is improving family decision making through education and research. 

As farm operators age, the question of farm transfer surfaces. Farm operators know they need to discuss the transfer with family members, but some families find it difficult to communicate because there are several issues that must be considered. This program presents three strategies for having a discussion about farm transfer.

Estate planning is making the most of what you have, both now and after your death. Estate planning allows you to arrange your affairs according to your wishes. You coordinate the use and distribution of your property. And, you can provide for charitable gifts and bequests. The purpose of this site is to help you organize your thoughts and information before you see an advisor about an estate plan. 

Selected Estate Planning Resources

Montana State University Estate Planning


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Agriculture economics and rural communities

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