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Can the parents-in-law of a beneficiary witness a Will without invalidating the gift to the beneficiary?

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Published on LexisPSL on 06/07/2017

The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can the parents-in-law of a beneficiary witness a Will without invalidating the gift to the beneficiary?
  • Valid witnesses

Can the parents-in-law of a beneficiary witness a Will without invalidating the gift to the beneficiary?

This Q&A covers the position in relation to the validity of a gift to one particular beneficiary and does not consider the formal validity of Wills generally.

Valid witnesses

If a beneficiary, or their spouse or civil partner, witnesses the Will, the gift to that beneficiary is void. However,

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