My now deceased friend had a trust in which she left her house to a third cousin as a gift. The third cousin died six months later without accepting the gift in writing. Does the house go to the husband of the third cousin under these circumstances? In the trust, my friend laid out how the house should be sold and divided if the third cousin chose not to live in it. I would have received one fourth of proceeds in this situation. Please advise.
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I'd need to see the documents to advise. If you get me the docs, I'll give you an opinion at no charge.