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When there is not enough cash in an estate to satisfy specific

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When there is not enough cash in an estate to satisfy specific cash bequests in the will, does a beneficiary who receives a bequest in kind like car, furniture,etc have to have the value of those specific bequests reduced to help the cash beneficiaries receive more? Thank you

Thank you for your question. No, if there is a specific bequest of an item which is still in existence when the testator dies, then that item goes as directed in the will. Then once all the specific bequests of property have been given to the beneficiaries, then at that point any other property and cash available is used to give the remainder of the beneficiaries under the will.

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