One Family. Different Ideas. How To Keep The Peace.

Simply leaving the cottage to all members of the next generation “in equal shares,” means that everybody has to agree on everything. Virtually every family will have members with varying views on “partial ownership” of the family cottage. Parents who don’t take these differences into account risk putting family members in a contentious situation.

Without a plan allowing for a graceful exit from the cottage for those who want out, the next generation will be left to “duke it out,” as one parent described it… not a recipe for family harmony.