The Boomer Burden: Dealing with Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jun 1, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them.

With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall walks Baby Boomers through the often painful challenge of dividing the wealth and property of their parents' lifetime accumulation of stuff. From preparation while the parent is still living through compassionately helping them empty the family home, The Estate LadyŽ gives invaluable tips on negotiating the inevitable disputes, avoiding exploitation from scam artists, and eventually closing the chapter of their lives in a way that preserves relationships and maximizes value of assets.

 

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This is an easytoread book with useful and practical information for handling the disposal of an estate. The stories and experience of the author are interesting to read. I plan to put the strategies ... Read full review

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My husband and I have survived the deaths of our parents, and how I wish we'd had this book to help us sort through the stuff. I'm glad that we've discovered it now, however. We will use this valuable ... Read full review

Contents

1 First Signs
1
2 Planning for the Inevitable
14
3 Wheres the Will?
28
4 When Reality Sinks In
37
5 The Hearse Doesnt Have a Trailer Hitch
52
6 Relatively Speaking
68
7 Scammers Schemers and Other Scoundrels
93
8 The NittyGritty of Dividing Your Parents Estate
111
12 Right Wrong and In Between
172
13 I Will Never Do This to My Kids
184
14 Be Good to Yourself
192
15 Mission Accomplished
202
Your Complete Parent Care Checklist
207
Helpful Resources
213
Documents and Information to Locate
219
Sample Wish List Spreadsheet
221

9 But What Is It Really Worth?
126
10 Where Do I Begin?
140
11 How to Clean Out Your Parents Estate
147
Notes
223
About the Author
227
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Julie Hall, known as The Estate LadyŽ, is a professional estate contents expert and certified personal property appraiser who specializes in estate liquidation. With more than seventeen years experience with families from the southeastern United States, Julie has successfully assisted thousands of individuals in the daunting and often painful process of managing their deceased parents' affairs. In addition to her hands-on experience, she is a speaker to civic groups, retirement communities, churches, and professional organizations. She has also written a monthly column "Ask the Estate LadyŽ." Julie resides in Charlotte with her husband and daughter.

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