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My mother died in 2014. Her husband had predeceased her in

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My mother died in 2014. Her husband had predeceased her in 1995, leaving her everything, except for 4 minor bequests in his will. Since I've had to be will hunting to find her current will, I found his original will. It was never honored or probated. My mother either forgot or never know about his bequests. Probating his will would be cost prohibitive. May I just get the recipients of the bequests to sign letters of renunciation or some sort of quitclaim and give them their token sums?
I do feel that they're owed the money, just not the tremendous time and paper work to file the will and go through probate.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq replied 1 year ago.
One quick question, was the estate worth more than $25,000?
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq replied 1 year ago.
Also, did his estate get probated without the will through intestate succession? (according to the laws of Tennessee)
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq replied 1 year ago.
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