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Yes the will was made in the presence of two witnesses who also signed but one of the witnesses was also a beneficiary
Yes. The executor/solicitor has just discovered that
Yes the will was signed in the presence of a solicitor and also by the solicitor.
The other beneficiaries would not have any problem with the original distribution
Further to the above if I could add some more detail for further advice please.
This will involved an unmarried brother with 3 living siblings and 1 dead sibling.
one of the living siblings signed the will in the presence of the solicitor.
This living sibling is now a beneficiary. The other 2 living siblings are willing to cooperate with the original distribution of the will. ie divided equally between the 3 living siblings.
Question; would the family of the dead sibling have a legal right to a share of the will.
Is the will invalid/illegal?
Should the family of the dead sibling be advised of this situation? Is there a legal requirement here?