If my aunt willed her farm to her son but he died before her, does she need to make a new Will to make sure his wife and daughter get her farm?

He was her only child.

Asked on November 11, 2014 under Estate Planning, North Carolina


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It is wise of you to think of this now.  The Will your Grandmother made should state what happens should her son pre decease her.  But if it does not, then it appears that her Granddaughter will inherit under intestacy but not the daughter in law. I would double check this and perhaps consider making that new Will to insure everyone gets what she wishes.  Good luck.

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