Who gets the cottage?

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A family cottage is often taken for granted when downsizing and/or planning for retirement. However, a cottage is “that piece of real estate that brings families together but can also drive them apart.” Listen in on a frank discussion between two experienced estate lawyers on how to handle the situation. (Video).

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How to help your parents downsize

The best way of helping your parents downsize depends on who wants them to do so:  you, them or all of you. Each situation requires a different approach. Here are some suggestions:
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Downsizing for widows

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Downsizing as a widow is never easy since it arrives on your doorstep like bad weather, unwelcome and often by surprise. However, with careful thought, time and support, you will get through this as many have before you.

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Who can help me downsize?

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Garden characters

There are many people who can be involved in helping you downsize ranging from family members to professionals with a specialty in one area of downsizing.

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