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My daughter, a pharmacist, earns more than my son, a middle-school teacher. I am proud of them both but plan to leave most of my estate to my son. Am I being fair? --K., Richardson, Texas

Economic situations can change, and your daughter could face greater financial difficulties at some point in the future. Leave an equal amount to both children and allow them to work out any monetary adjustments between themselves. --Ben Finney, Atlanta

Split your estate fifty-fifty and do something else while you are living to help out your son. --Jered Skousen, Gilbert, Ariz.

If you do give your daughter less money, soften the blow by leaving her heirloom jewelry or another item with sentimental value. --Laura Mrachek, San Antonio

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