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An attempt to bring harmony to the inheritance process
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UNDATED Estate lawyer and author Les Kotzer was looking to create an ice-breaker, so he wrote the lyrics to a song called "The Family Fight," about squabbling between siblings after their mother's death.

The song is now available on a C-D, and Kotzer is hoping it will help. He says parents have a hard time talking about these issues with their kids, and adult children are always asking him for advice on how to bring up the subject with their mother and father in the interest of heading off a future estate battle.

The lawyer urges families to communicate and get estate matters out in the open before it's too late. Putting things in order is very important, too. Kotzer says parents need to get their act together and leave a roadmap for their kids -- not a financial mess.

Families can learn more on Kotzer's Web site, FamilyFight-dot-com. (Note to editors: The CD also can be ordered by calling 1-877-439-3999.)

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