Should You Treat Your Kids Equally in Your Will? 12 Financial Planners Weigh In

What's the "fair" way to divide an estate? Many parents think they should divvy things evenly among their children ... but that can backfire. So what's the right answer?

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“I always knew Mom and Dad loved you best.” That’s not what parents want to hear … but it’s what a lot of kids feel, even though their parents swear that they love their children equally.

When parents sit down to write their wills, that is the issue they must face head on. So, how do they do the right thing, keep the peace and not play favorites? Should they even try?

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