In a perfect world, what would you want to see happen with your land when you're no longer around to take care of it? Write these wishes down, then share them with a spouse or the rest of your family.
This case study of landowner Beatrice Riley discusses how important it is to communicate your desires about your land to your family.
This one-page “homework assignment” lists helpful questions for you to answer to start thinking about what you’d like to happen to your land when you’re no longer able to take care of it.
There is no "one size fits all" estate plan. From wills to trusts to conservation easements, a variety of tools exist to give you and your heirs flexibility in meeting your goals.
Having a family conversation about the future of your land can be difficult and emotional, but it will help everyone be on the same page about what you desire.
There's no substitute for in-person gatherings on the family land. Getting your family outside and walking together lets each person reflect on what your land means to them.
Is your land a priceless heirloom, something valuable only as a financial asset, or somewhere in between? This family activity will help you learn how different members see the family land.