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I hardly think the quote "share and share alike" is stated in a Will drawn up by a lawyer. Since your brother predeceased your mother and providing no one else is listed as Heir in the Estate and there is just you, then you would get the whole Estate (*only if you are in the Will.) If there are outsiders that are also involved in the Estate originally left to your deceased brother which was forwarded onto your mother, then you would get that 1/8th share. Usually the lawyer will read out the Will to those involved (if this hasn't happened then please contact your mother's lawyer) and he will explain what is in the Will. There could be other provisions in this Will and some of your mother's Estate could go to other siblings, relatives or even a church, etc. People are under the misunderstanding that when a parent is deceased they will automatically get the whole of the Estate, but, in some cases, the deceased can leave the entire Estate to a church, cancer fund, ASPCA, and so on. A Will is the explicit instructions of the deceased as their final say to what is being done with the properties and monies they leave behind. Many families are split apart because they don't care for the choice the deceased has made and often feel they were unfair about it all. Basically, the deceased still has the last word, and thus, that's why there are Wills drawn up. Marcy

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Q: My mother passed away holding an 8th share of an estate left to my deceased brother and i share and share alike what does this mean?
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