Skip navigation

Passing on Treasured Family Real Estate

Practical considerations and challenges

Estate administration necessarily involves a mix of practical tasks (for example, marshaling, valuing and often retitling the estate assets, closing and opening accounts, filing and paying taxes and distributing bequests) and emotional challenges (for example, dealing with mortality, reawakening family issues and sibling rivalries). From time to time, emotions overwhelm reason, and the practical aspects of estate administration become quite difficult. In my experience, estate-related


Please Log in if you are currently a Trust&Estates subscriber, or select DAYPASS for our new 24 hour access (nominal fee required).

If you are interested in unlimited article access for one year, please select Annual Subscription below.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.