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My beloved deceased mum has left a will stating 75% to

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My beloved deceased mum has left a will stating 75% to myself 25% to my brother. 1 table to my brother the rest of her estate to me.
My aunt died a month before my mum and her will left a third of her estate to my mum which in total would be 37,000.
This sum of money will go directly into my mums estate when in have been granted probate for my mum of which I am sole executor.
My question is this-
my aunts inheritance of 37.000
Should my brother receive 25% (which my mum has left him in her will ) or divided equally with me and be given 50%.
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thanks for your question. Please confirm again what your mother's will states as you have said she has left 75% of her estate to you and 25% to your mother, a chair to your brother and the rest of the estate to you - which is unclear exactly what she has bequeathed.

Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is ***** ***** I shall do my best to help you.

Since your Aunt dies before your mother then her money goes into your mother's Estate and is distributed between you and your brother in accordance with the term's of your mother's Will.

Accordingly your brother will receive 25%

Please ask if you need further details