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Don't Make the Same Mistake that these People Made

I give £5000 to R.U. BROKE in the knowledge that he will do what is right by his cousins.

Here the testator meant that R U. should give some of the money to the other cousins. However it could well create a binding obligation (technically a trust) in favour of the cousins. Only a court could sort this one out.

I leave £10,000 to Mr and Mrs P.A. HARDUP.

Is this £10,000 to each of them or is it to be shared? The courts would rule that it was to each of them meaning that the other beneficiaries would lose out!

I give all my money to my wife TINA MISSEDOUT.

Does this mean cash in the house? Or in the bank? Or the whole estate?