Excerpted from a longer piece on legacy planning, these tips on holding a family meeting will help you get together and have a productive session talking about your land, its future, and the possibility of an easement.
A conversation about an easement is a conversation about your land’s future. One way to start that conversation is to walk your land with your family. This slideshow provides ideas of places you can go and poses questions that can serve as conversation starters.
Do you and your heirs view your land as a financial asset, a priceless family heirloom, or something in between? This 2-page magazine article explains the Heirloom Scale and describes one landowner’s experience using it with his family.
This family activity will help you learn how different members see your land. After reading the magazine article above, print copies of this Heirloom Scale sheet and provide one to each member of your family to write down and share their thoughts.