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If a bequest was made in a will and the receiver had died 2

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If a bequest was made in a will and the receiver had died 2 years previously I presume that bequest remains with the estate?
If the receiver had died and their estate had not been settled I presume the bequest goes to their estate?
John
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Joshua replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.

May I clarify that the receiver was not the child of the testator please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Correct

Expert:  Joshua replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. This one is a bit more straightforward than the life interest trust. Unless the will provides for a substitutional gift to be made in the event of the beneficiary's death then unless the beneficiary was a child of the testator, the gift adeems (fails) and is ignored as you suggest.

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