Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Virginia

My father passed suddenly in 2011. My mom just gave me a document which she asked me to get notarized. It basically says that myself, as a residual beneficiary of my father's estate, I am giving authorization for all procceeds to bypass myself and go to my mother. Can anyone explain exactly what this means? This is the first I have seen anything like this. I know she mentioned my brother would be doing this also.

Please keep in mind I have not been privy to any legal discussions or seen any of my father's will, etc.

Thank you!

Asked on 7/09/13, 10:24 am

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Paul B. Ward Law Offices of Paul B. Ward
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It would be foolish (and perhaps go against your father's wishes) to sign away your inheritance without knowing all the facts and consulting an attorney for advice.

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Answered on 7/09/13, 11:24 am

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