Saving the Family Cottage

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Saving the Family Cottage

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In Saving the Family Cottage, attorneys Stuart Hollander and David Fry offer practical suggestions on how to use succession planning when organizing your estate to ensure an orderly transition that keeps families and their cottage, cabin or family home intact.


A Guide to Succession Planning for your Cottage, Cabin, Camp or Vacation Home

In Saving the Family Cottage, attorneys Stuart Hollander and David Fry explain why problems arise when a vacation home is passed on to the next generation (unequal wealth distribution among siblings and cousins being the usual culprit) and offer practical suggestions on how to address this problem.

Hollander suggests how to incorporate succession planning for a vacation home into an estate plan and gives practical advice on such things as which entity is best for succession planning, how to develop a cottage schedule, what to do about an owner who fails to pay his or her assessment, whether to establish an 'endowment,' and how to allocate control between and within generations of owners. Although Hollander uses the term "cottage," the principles of his book apply to any property that a family wants to retain.

Written for the vacation home owner but with information that also will be useful to attorneys and financial planners, the book engages the reader with stories of cottage "wars" and planning gone awry. The book makes a complex problem understandable and offers methods to help keep a second home in the family for generations. The second edition acknowledged the addition of David S. Fry, Esq. to the book and as the successor to the author's cottage law practice. Read more about Saving the Family Cottage Read Hollander's Ten Reasons You Should Consider a Cottage LLC Paperback, 205 pages