A recent survey conducted in Taiwan shows that the proportion ofparents who have divided all their assets is quite high. And for theparents who have divided all their assets, the attention received bythem is relatively higher than those who have assets undivided or whohave no assets. Since the existing theories cannot fully explain thesephenomena, we propose a theory of social network and then examine thetheory empirically. The empirical results show that for children whohave tighter kin networks, their frequency of visit (the residencedistance) will be higher (closer). Further, the kin- network has moreimpact when the parents have divided all their assets. The results areconsistent with our theoretical conjecture that asset-division maytrigger the norm mechanism faced by children.