Wow! That is a difficult question. The answer is that it depends!
You know, sometimes things are just complicated. This is one of those occasions.
It depends upon: –
Where the will was made.
When the will was made.
What the circumstances of the will maker were, when the will was made.
What the present intentions of the will maker are, at the moment or, if dead, his or her intentions at the date of death.
If you look at my posts, you will see that, generally, I try to give a cogent answer to the question but this one is far too complicated.
The consequences of getting it wrong are too huge to contemplate trying to guide you.
This is one occasion where I advise you to obtain legal advice on your particular circumstances or the particular circumstances of the Will maker, before making decisions based on the Will.
Sorry about that!
Bruce de Wert
As well as my online Wills service at www.myscottishwill.co.uk, I am private practice in Wick (01955 606060) in the north of Scotland and in Duns 01361 883222 in the south of Scotland. As well as standard physical appointments, I can take telephone or Skype appointments. Please phone for an appointment.