Can I will a portion of my assets to my grandchild (even when he is still a foetus in the womb)? How should I phrase this clause?

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    answered on 16/06/2016

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    There are various problems and permutations in this. Generally, if you die while your grandchild is still a foetus, you cannot will property to him since he does not exist at the time of your death. You can circumvent this by willing the property to say his father in his lifetime then to any male children. As this is not straightforward and can result in the invalidation of your will, we recommend that you check with a lawyer. Alternatively, make your will after your grandchild is born.

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