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If you are to receive an inheritance of money can you

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If you are to receive an inheritance of money can you forfeit the inheritance and name someone else to receive it?
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Estate Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

No, you can not disclaim an inheritance and name a successor. If a person disclaims an inheritance it will go to the next person in line under the intestate distribution statute.

If it was a bequest under a will then it will go to any other alternate beneficiary named in the will or, in the alternative, to the residuary of the estate.

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Estate Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

The beneficiary can refrain from disclaiming their inheritance and gift it however they like.

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