It may come as a surprise to learn that family members fighting over estates are not always concerned about large sums of money, property or expensive works of art. Often the most vicious disputes centre on family possessions that have little value to anyone not emotionally connected to the deceased. 

Sometimes it is the deceased who makes things worse by being unclear in their will.

Of course every family is different but below are some suggestions for avoiding arguments and tension over personal possessions after you have passed away.

Your executor will appreciate the care you have taken to avoid infighting.