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Yes, if the estate is as you say it is, the will might look pretty ridiculous to the court and unless there is a reason to contest the will such as incapacity or undue influence, the court will probably take the percentages given to each beneficiary and apply it in that way minus any specific bequests of any specific property. To answer your question, yes it would probably be cheapest to let the court work out these problems and contest it if need be at probate. The grandson will have his hands full with this but it might be difficult if he shows up with an attorney. If the court does find that the will is invalid and a previous will is found not to have been revoked, that previous will will be recognized. Most likely if the will is Invalid, the estate will pass according to intestacy (state law).
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