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    • jemz0001
    • By jemz0001 14th May 18, 10:17 PM
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    jemz0001
    Will reading
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    • 14th May 18, 10:17 PM
    Will reading 14th May 18 at 10:17 PM
    Can anyone tell me what happens in the following situation

    This is my grandmother's will...

    Grandmother died October 2016
    Grandfather (referred to as husband) died 2006

    Daughter A alive
    Daughter B died February 2015

    What happens to grandmother's estate
    Does it get split between daughter a and then daughter b get passed as per her will?
    Mortgage - 05/03/10
    £ 110,743.90 Aim to reduce mortgage to 105k by end of 2010

    Car loan - 05/03/10
    £5093.15 Aim to pay off car loan by end of 2010
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    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 15th May 18, 2:46 PM
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    Yorkshireman99
    Is there anyone I could send a picture of the full will to that could read and advise fully?
    Originally posted by jemz0001
    If you are unsure it would be false economy. You really MUST get paid for professional advice. It would be foolish to do otherwise.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 15th May 18, 3:00 PM
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    I would ask the solicitor concerned to ask for an interpretation of the wording.
    Originally posted by chesky
    Or go back to the original one - sounds like he might owe you that.
    Originally posted by chesky
    As above - ask the solicitor who wrote the will what the wording means!
    • Dox
    • By Dox 15th May 18, 9:11 PM
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    Dox
    Is there anyone I could send a picture of the full will to that could read and advise fully?
    Originally posted by jemz0001
    Yes. A qualified lawyer.
    • maximumgardener
    • By maximumgardener 16th May 18, 5:56 PM
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    maximumgardener
    read the will and find out who the executors are. they should be named in the will

    is your aunt an executor? any one else ?

    it is the executors responsibility to see that the deceased wishes stated in the will are carried out.
    often they can get assistance (if needed) from their solicitor
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 16th May 18, 7:29 PM
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    Robin9
    My mother was named as executor for an aunt's will and she was scared stiff - didn't know where to start and there was a gift to a person she didn't know .

    After some encouragement she went to a solicitor who quickly resolved it all.

    Perhaps your aunt is equally scared.
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    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 17th May 18, 8:52 PM
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    share and share alike = equal shares.
    tenants in common = the share doesn't automatically pass to the other beneficiary

    https://www.sleeblackwell.co.uk/legal-articles/when-a-beneficiary-dies-before-the-testator

    Section 33(1) of the Wills Act states as follows:

    Whereó

    (a) a will contains a devise or bequest to a child or remoter descendant of the testator; and

    (b) the intended beneficiary dies before the testator, leaving issue; and

    (c) issue of the intended beneficiary are living at the testatorís death,

    then, unless a contrary intention appears by the will, the devise or bequest shall take effect as a devise or bequest to the issue living at the testatorís death.

    This means that if a parent leaves their child a gift in a Will and that child dies before the parent leaving children of their own, then those children (the testatorís grandchildren) shall receive the share that would have gone to their parent had they not pre-deceased.
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    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 17th May 18, 11:39 PM
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    All this piecemeal googling and chipping in with well-intentioned snippets of information is no substitute for taking proper legal advice. A local solicitor shouldn't need more than half an hour to read the will and tell you what it means. Ring round and see who will do you a fixed fee interview (usually very modest in price).
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 18th May 18, 12:11 AM
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    unholyangel
    All this piecemeal googling and chipping in with well-intentioned snippets of information is no substitute for taking proper legal advice. A local solicitor shouldn't need more than half an hour to read the will and tell you what it means. Ring round and see who will do you a fixed fee interview (usually very modest in price).
    Originally posted by Brynsam
    No its not - because even if someone answering here is legally qualified or trained, they're not answering in a professional capacity (as to do so would be highly unprofessional and unethical) and professional indemnity insurance doesn't cover advice given on an anonymous forum on the internet.
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
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