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Asked on: 11/18/13, 3:09 pm

I am executor of my grandmother's will .. I am also the beneficiary on my grandmother's checking and savings account (she made me this AFTER she had written the will). She has recently passed away .. Her will is 10 yrs old, but it states that she wants me to use her money to cremate her and then distribute the remaining money to her heirs. My friend's dad told me that I don't need to legally give the other heirs any money from the checking and savings as I am the beneficiary and this supersedes the will. I just want to make sure that I am acting legally and will not have to deal with any ramifications down the line if I choose to keep the money (as I believe my grandmother intended), but never changed her will to reflect her change of heart.

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