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The will says that there will be four equal inheritances to

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The will says that there will be four equal inheritances to the four children,but if any die beforehand the inheritance passes to the children of that person who died,but if no children then to the spouse of that person who died.
If the spouse of that person who died remarries well before the will does she still inherit although shis now married to another.

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A Will only comes into opearion at the date of the party's death. Therefore, if the parties were not married on the date on which the person who made the Will died, the clause is invalid and his share does NOT pass to his ex wife.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

did you get my rply?


I haven't received any reply from you, other than "did you get my reply".

Please therefore let me know if you require any further assistance.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Al,

Thanks for that.The will says 'shall pass to such deceased childs spouse absolutely'.Does the word 'absolutely' make a difference i.e.'whatever happens re re-marriage?

Equally whilst she had not remarried she would have inherited as the surviving spouse so it is just re-marrying that disqualifies?

Thanks a lot,




The clause

is referring to any spouse the deceased may have had at the time of death-therefore, as they were no longer married on the date the person who made the Will died, the deceased beneficiary did not legally have a spouse so the legacy fails.

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