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If you decline bequest then the subject matter would fall back in to the residuary estate for distribution to the residuary beneficiaries. That is unless there are any directions as to declined bequests, if there is a direction as to what should happen to bequests or this bequest specifically then it will pass according the direction.
You would have to check the Will to be absolutely certain.
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Many thanks for your prompt reply. Just one more question - will i have to give my reason for not wanting to accept the bequest?
Many thanks, Marguerite
No - you need not give a reason to decline the bequest, it's entirely up to you whether you do or not.
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