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In the will of my grandfather, can my father who is the

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In the will of my grandfather, can my father who is the executor take money designated for a grandson (me and my siblings) and give it to another individual (my aunts)?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Dimitry Esquire replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.

To put it bluntly, no, he cannot. A 'specific bequest' can only go to the person, party, or entity designated or go toward expenses of the will if the general estate amounts are not enough to cover costs. But the executor must honor the wishes of the will if the terms do not violate state or federal law--and he cannot transfer gifts or assets to someone not designated in the will to receive them.

Sincerely,

Dimitry, Esq.

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