Hello. My grandmother recently passed away, naming my mother as one of 5 beneficiaries "in equal shares as tenants in common" in her will. My mother predeceased her mother (my grandmother) who was a beneficiary. The other beneficiaries , my mother's siblings are telling me that the inheritance of the estate will now get divided by 4, and not the original 5, as stated in the will, as my mother is dead. I'm sure that they cannot just assume this as there are only 4 left in the will...is this correct? Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Thank you in advance.