In the new movie, “The Descendants,” George Clooney is an estate attorney, husband, and father. He’s also struggling with a conflict over land his family has owned for generations. As the trustee, Clooney must deal with his money-hungry relatives’ pressure to sell the valuable, unspoiled property to developers.
The film has received great reviews, and it’s a wake-up call: family conflicts are easy to prevent, but expensive and time-consuming if you just ignore them. You can’t wait until the owner is dead, or disabled and can’t communicate.
So enjoy the film. And come discuss your family’s inheritance and control-of-asset issues with us.