I know how much free advice is worth, but its worth a shot: My mother is 1/4 owner of lake-front property with 3 other siblings, which she inherited from her parents. She is frustrated because they want her to sign in into an LLC. This doesn't make much sense, being that the property doesn't even make enough money each year to pay for taxes and bills. The idea of the LLC was that they wanted to have some sort of protection against lawsuits should someone get injured on the property. She refuses to sign the LLC and rightly so. All of the siblings are in their mid 60's to 70s. Two of them have no children. One of them lives on the other side of the country. The last improvements to the property were made over 30 years ago by my grandfather and half of the siblings don't want to make necessary improvements because "grandpa didn't want it that way." There seems to be no provisions for future use of the property, though the owners want to keep it within the family. For being 1/4 owner of the property, my mom gets treated as if she has no rights to it and we have to call and check with the person that has designated themselves as the scheduler. None of this is defined in any sort of document. I have suggested that she look into forming some sort of "Fair use Agreement" which would define rights ( 1/4 use of land, subletting, etc) and responsibilities (yard maintenance, payment of bills, expenses and carrying insurance). What kind of overarching document should I be looking into? My mom wants to keep the property for us, but doesn't want to leave us with this mess and is almost ready to sell her ownership to her sister at a price that was only fair 20 years ago. Thanks for any help!