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Jointly v Equally

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  • Jointly v Equally

    A relative has mine has recently shown me his will. I've been helping him move into residential care, hold POA and am clearing and selling his house, on top of having a full time job.. I'm also one of 2 Executors of his will. He's left a % of his estate to my brother and I "jointly". My question is does "Jointly" mean it has to be shared equally? My brother lives abroad and visits once a year so tbh i'm a bit put out that he might receive the same amount whereas I'm the one doing all the work. I did mention this to the relative and he acknowledged my point, but I suspect the will not change now. It's all a bit delicate but I'd like to understand the meaning of Jointly before I decide whether or not to bring up again. Many thanks.
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    From what you say, "equally".

    It is your relative's property, for him to dispose of as he sees fit, not as you see fit.
    Lawyer (solicitor) - retired from practice, now in academia. I do not advise by private message.

    Litigants in Person should download and read this: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/..._in_Person.pdf

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