The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Kaleena Miller andMarsha Goetting
Extension Office 

Who Get's Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate and Grandpa's Watch?


This is the fourth in a series of articles focusing on estate and legacy planning.

After a person’s death, the matter of dividing up their personal belongings can become a complicated matter. Just imagine going into the home of someone who has died. As a personal representative (PR) what do you do with all the person’s “stuff?” If the PR is lucky the deceased took advantage of a Montana Uniform Probate Code provision allowing a person to create a separate list specifying the distribution of personal belongings that may have emotional value such as jewelry, china, firearms, photos...

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