What is it about property that stirs our most primal emotions?

They are coming back from the funeral and the feelings are already beginning to shift.
Mixed with the grief at losing the patriach there is a sense of anticpation and tension. How did he leave his money and property? Who gets what?

Perhaps all will be well; but as evidenced by an increasing number of cases, it could also lead to conflict bitter court battles and sometimes family quarrels that go on for generations.