Q: If only one person is named in will, do any other heirs receive anything
A: If there is only one beneficiary of the will, the other heirs will receive nothing unless there is a successful challenge to the will.
A: If the decedent left a surviving spouse or minor children, they may have claims for a year's support, meaning they may be entitled to assets even if they are not specifically named as beneficiaries in the will. If there is no surviving spouse or minor children, then the designated beneficiaries should inherit as set forth in the will, unless the will is successfully challenged by other heirs.
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