Q: Can I will 100% of my 50% to my daughter?
My brother and I are Co Executors as well as being the only two equal beneficiaries of our mothers estate. Basically, We each own 50% of the estate. I am wanting to know if I can will my 50% to my daughter?
A: After your mother's estate has been probated and you have received your inheritance, you can will it to whomever you want. During the probate process you can disclaim your inheritance: it will pass to your child or children. Before your mother's will is submitted for probate (proving), you can, in your own will, state that whatever you inherit from your mother you will to your daughter. However, this will only be effective if your mother predeceases you.
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