Is my bequest entailed?
September 3, 2009 1:53 AM Subscribe
Received a bequest that apparently has strings attached. Is this possible, and if so, is it enforceable?
posted by arnicae to Law & Government (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I received as a bequest an item that has been in my family for several decades and valued somewhere between 1-10k. The executor of the will just informed me that accepting the bequest means I agree that I will never sell or dispose of the item, and if I do, I must first offer it to everyone in the family, and failing that, that any and all monies from the sale of the item must be returned to the estate and distributed the the primary beneficiaries of the will (of which I am not one).
I'm planning to ask for a copy of the will, but if it does indeed include that language, is this enforceable? I'm in California, in the United States if it pertains.