Prepare Your Estate Plan: Case Studies and Resources

Initiating Discussions about Property Distributions

Do you have concerns about property-distribution issues? Discuss these particular situations with your adult children, trusted friends, or parent/guardian. The correct responses are provided for residents of Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, North Dakota, and South Dakota.


  • “Estate Planning: Wills and Probate in Kentucky,” Suzanne Badenhop, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences (provides a Kentucky example of how property is distributed with or without a will). Download a copy at