Can I specify that certain people, like a brother or sister, should never receive any of my property?
There are family members such as brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces who have an expectation of inheritance. You can specify that you’re not providing for them in the will or a trust. The important thing is to again discuss it with a lawyer. Brothers and sisters are not normal heirs to an estate. It’s spouse and children. So if you have no spouse and children, and brothers and sisters have an expectation, that needs to be documented, why you put in one brother or sister and not another.