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My late husbands oldest daughter died 17 years ago leaving

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My late husbands oldest daughter died 17 years ago leaving 3 boys. When I husband died he left in his will money to the 3 boys but I've now been told that they could make a claim of there legal rights on their grandad estate I'm in Scotland and is this correct. Thank you.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
Yes, they could claim their late mother's share of legal rights by way of representation. It would be a share of moveable estate and the amount would depend on what other children your husband had.
If the grandchildren claim legal rights they would forfeit whatever legacy they were left in the will.
Happy to discuss further.
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