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Hi, thanks for your enquiry. Just so I am straight, could you please confirm that your father in law's Will includes a specific legacy stating that his house should be divided 75% to you and 25% to brother. If you have the wording of the legacy, that would be great. I look forward to hearing from you. Al
Hi, thanks for your reply. If the Will states, as a specific legacy, that the house is to pass 75% to you and 25% to brother, then if the house is sold during your father in law's lifetime, then the legacy fails unless the Will also states that you both should receive 75/25% of any monies left over from the Sale of the house, if it has been sold before death. It is unlikely that the Will will say this. If it does not, then whatever monies are left by your father in law when he dies will be divided between the residuary beneficiaries (a Will often states that, for example" I leave my property between x and y, and whatever is left in my estate shall be divided between A and B. In this example A and B are the residuary beneficiaries). I am not clear if you are also a residuary beneficiary. Pleasetherefore let me know if you need any clarification. Kind Regards Al
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