My father had drawn up a will, at the end of which he appointed me legatee with my mother-in-law of several real estates. I have two brothers. The notaire tells me that these bequests exceed the available quota. What's going to happen ?

Where the will 's dispositions exceed the available portion (part of the patrimony of which a testator can freely dispose in the presence of heirs, children or in the absence of a spouse), the reduction is made on the basis of the franc (pro rata to bequests) Distinction between universal legacies and particular legacies. There is talk of a reduction allowance for this quota.

The reduction allowance is the amount owed by the beneficiary of a bequest or gift to the heirs who are the beneficiaries when the share allocated to him exceeds that to which he was entitled.