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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34236
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My mother died leaving her estate divided into 7ths. My sister

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My mother died leaving her estate divided into 7ths. My sister and I get 3x7ths each the remainder is split between her 4 grandsons. One died 20 years ago . Who gets his share?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He was not married and did not have children
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
HiThank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but I need some further information first.What is the exact wording of the Will - does it say what should happen if a beneficiary pre - deceased her?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have the will my sister has it. I don't think the 4 boys are named just divided between grandsons
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Hi
In that case the share is simply divided between the surviving grandsons.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What if they had been named?
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Hi
In fact it would be the same - since the beneficiary died before the Testator the monies just fall back to be divided
Clare