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Be nice to your sister: Managing estates with difficult adult children

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 08:47 AM | By Timothy Sullivan

Lots of families have them: a sibling who can’t get it together, causes more than their share of family drama or constantly needs to be bailed out of trouble. Maybe it’s a step-sibling who feels slighted by Dad’s new wife, a brother who’s battled addiction or a sister with a sense of entitlement. Whatever the situation, the result is the same: the potential for conflict — both legal and emotional — when parents die without a detailed will and estate plan.

Studies suggest that as many...