Typically, specifically-listed gifts and assets from a Last Will and Testament are disbursed first.
Once those assets are provided to the named beneficiaries, only then does the general division of all remaining assets begins.
But that assumes very clear instructions are provided within the Will document.
But if the wording in a Will is unclear or poorly written, the Probate Court may be left to decide the issue, should there be a challenge made.
To get complete instructions and clearly written Will documents that will avoid the potential for issues after death, see Standard Legal’s Last Will and Testament downloadable legal forms.