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Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

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Almost 20 years ago, we began to study family and inheritance decision making. Family members across Minnesota were asking for educational resources to help make informed decisions about inheritance, especially personal possessions. Given the lack of research and educational resources, we began by learning about the real-life experiences of family members, attorneys, and other professionals who help family members make inheritance decisions. We began by conducting qualitative research to learn about the decision-making issues confronting families when faced with personal property decisions and inheritance. What was learned about key factors and the meaning of fairness provided an essential research base to develop educational resources for family members and professionals working with families and inheritance issues.

The current Family Inheritance Project will build on what was learned from research and education during the past 20 years. There are many remaining gaps in what is known about family relationships, fairness, and inheritance decision making. It is definitely time for "phase two" of Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?educational resources include a workbook, DVD, educator guides, free assessment tools, and articles. These unique resources are used nationwide and have a proven record of helping family members make more informed decisions about personal possessions.

Sample a free article from the Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate™ project:
Families and Personal Property Inheritance: A Top Ten List for Decision-Making

For more information, see the Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?™ Resources.

NOTE: Each family member participating in the Family Inheritance Project will receive a complimentary copy of the workbook.

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?™ has been nationally recognized the following publications, among others: