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Selling the family home stirs emotions and prompts important questions

When a parent passes away, one not only has to deal with the loss, but with the material things left behind. For most, a family home and its contents are more than just objects to be sold, tossed or given away. They’re vessels that contain precious memories. Siblings and others that may or may not be helpful, and a tangle of legal questions, can add additional layers of pain and confusion to an already difficult situation. We talk about how to navigate the transition from memories of loved ones to moving on from a death with Robert D. Steele, Co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Emotional and Psychological Issues in Estate Planning Committee. And Karen and Tom Brenner share their personal story of moving forward after Tom’s mother died recently. (Flickr/Atomic Mutant Flea Circus)

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