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My wife died recently. She was to have been a beneficiary of her mother’s will, and also that of her uncle, who has no children of his own. One of his nieces got him to change his will recently. I want our daughters to receive what my wife was to inherit. Have they any rights?

The wills made by your mother-in-law and your wife’s uncle (assuming they are still alive) may already make provision for what would happen in the event of a beneficiary dying before them. In the absence of such a provision your daughters would probably inherit what their mother was to have received from your mother-in-law. However I suggest you discuss this with your mother-in-law and the uncle and suggest they update their wills to make it clear who is to benefit.  

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