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When my grandfather died about twenty years ago, my

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Hi, when my grandfather died about twenty years ago, my grandmother and grandfather made a joint will stating that all the assets should go to my mother. However my grandmother recently died, and before dying made a new will stating that all the assets should go to my uncle. Given that the will my grandad wrote alongside my grandmother, is there any scope for legally challenging this? Thanks.

Did the joint will leave the estate to the other grandparent and go on to provide that it would go to your mother on the second death?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I should also mentioned that my grandmother remarried, but surrived her second husband as well. She made no joint will with him.

What your grandmother has done is change the will after the whole estate passed to her. I have to tell you that she was free to do that. Assuming she was of sound mind the second will would be treated as valid and supersedes the first. That is the typical position based on what you have told me but you should always have the actual paperwork looked at by a solicitor locally to confirm the position. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.

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