A distant relative died recently. Before he died he'd ordered some building work for the house he and his wife lived in. It hadn't been done yet and he died. In the will he's promised a certain amount each to his grandchildren. His son has cancelled the building as he thinks there's not enough money to pay for that and the gifts to the grand kids. Any ideas ? (makes note to make will) To me that sounds a bit odd. What if he had promised a silly amount to them - would the widow have to sell up to honour this ? Surely the building work should take preference as that was a recent commitment - not a wish of his will ? I'm no lawyer but I think he would have preferred the building work and the grand kids getting a bit less each ?