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Learn how to avoid conflict when transferring non-titled property during this Lake County Extension Office program

RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2008

TAVARES — The Lake County Extension Office's next education program in its Timely Topics series is "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?” where participants will learn ways to leave memories, not conflicts, when transferring non-titled property on Wednesday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

"Few people plan ahead for transferring their non-titled property," said Julie England, a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with the Lake County Extension Office. "All family members have belongings — such as wedding photographs, a glass dish, or a baseball glove — that contain meaning for them.

"Objects can provide continuity in one’s life and across generations," England continued. "Ideally, one plans for the transfer of their own personal property but many times family members must distribute items from a parent or grandparent amongst themselves. Discussing transfers ahead of time will make this process easier."

The program will cover the six factors for successful transfer of personal property, including understanding sensitivity issues, identifying meaning of objects, determining what fair means in the context of your family, identifying special objects to transfer, recognizing distribution options and consequences, and managing conflicts.

Preregistration is requested for this free program. For more information or to register for the program, call Rene Bass at (352) 343-4101 or e-mail rcbass@ufl.edu.

Each month, the Lake County Extension Office presents educational programs on a variety of subjects including closing your seasonal home, transferring non-titled property and food safety. The Lake County Extension Office sponsors all programs, which is a partnership between the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. Trained professionals and volunteers offer research-based education in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

Upcoming educational programs in the Timely Topics series include:
• April 8 — Closing Your Florida Home: Tips for closing your seasonal home.
• May 7 — Food Safety and You: Reduce your risk of food-borne illnesses at home and away.

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