If my siblings and I have been named as beneficiaries in my dad’s Will but they don’t want to be in the Will, does all the money then go to me?

Asked on June 8, 2014 under Estate Planning, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If beneficiaries, like your siblings, disclaim or refuse their inheritances, then their portions will be added to the portions received by the remaining beneficiaries (yourself). However, they cannot do this in advance: when your father passes, that is the time they would disclaim their inheritances, and it would be advisable to retain an attorney to help them do so in the proper way.

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