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Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? provides research-informed practical strategies to  protect your family relationships when passing on personal possessions.

Few families escape making decisions about passing on personal possessions. Paring down and deciding if and how to transfer personal possessions is inevitable when a family member downsizes, declutters, moves or dies.  While it may seem simple, decisions about personal property can be challenging and lead to serious family conflicts.

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No matter who you are— older parent, spouse, adult child, educator, legal professional or social services practitioner — Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? offers a range of free and for sale research-informed resources to help address common inheritance decision making challenges. 


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Professionals can gain the skills and resources to offer Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate workshops to others.


The lead researcher and author for the project is Marlene S. Stum,  emeritus professor and Extension specialist in family social science. 

Reviewed in 2022

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