My Father-in-law recently told me that he and my Mother-in-law updated their wills. Their estate would go to my wife (their only living child) and/or our children (their only living grand-children), upon their deaths. He stated that he was told that PA law doesn't allow them to include in-laws in the bequest. In other words, if my wife and children are deceased before they are, their estate can't go to me.
I truly don't care what they do with their estate (my preference would be a charity), but I'm skeptical that there's a law that prohibits them from including in-laws. Can you clarify?
1 Answer from Attorneys
I don't think there is a statute preventing you or anyone else from naming anyone in a will except the person drafting a will. Further, its not a good idea to have a beneficiary of a will witness that will.
If they have a cite to the statute I would be glad to look it up.
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