there is no such thing as a joint will. Each person has to have their own.
There are mirror Wills where each persons wishes reflect that of the other.
There are (not common) Mutual Wills where each persons wishes reflect that of the other usually but there is an additional clause enforceable in contract where each of the parties says that they will not change the Will after the death of the other.
It is very common in second marriages when someone who dies wants to make sure that their spouse does not change the Will after the first death to make sure that all the stepchildren (children of the deceased) don’t get anything.
Hence, if these are not mutual wills, he can do what he likes and cut the stepdaughter out altogether if he wishes.
The stepdaughter may have a claim against him under the Inheritance Provision for Family & Dependents If he has not made a reasonable provision for so he would be most unwise to cut her out altogether. They can only do that after he has died
I can see no reason why he cannot do what he’s proposing.
I appreciate that you don’t want to get caught up in any family politics and if that’s the case, you are going to have to leave him to get on with it.
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