How to determine who is entitled to inherit?

Question Details: My great aunt set up a trust at a bank for my mother and uncle back in the 50's. She passed away and the trust was in my mothers and uncles name. When my uncle passed away his half went to his 3 children. The Will of my great aunt stipulated beneficiaries down to the children of my mother and uncle. Although the trust is "in name" my mother and uncle, my mother is sole beneficiary. My sister and I are secondary beneficiaries. The Will does not state children of beneficiaries (my daughter or her children). As my sister had passed away 2 years ago, would her 1/2 go to her 2 children or does it pass to me as I am the only stated beneficiary in the Will/Trust of my great aunt? Or is probate court involved?

Catherine Blackburn / Blackburn Law Firm Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
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