We are circling back to our March 31 post and the discussion of turning down gifts, bequests or inheritances. As we said, it is possible. There is no law that says you must accept a gift, that you must accept your deceased uncle's bequest of a painting you suspect was looted by the Nazis or the trust fund set up by your robber baron great-grandfather.
Say you have inherited a painting that you strongly suspect was part of a collection confiscated by the Nazis during World War II. You may have a moral objection to its provenance, or you may not want the legal obligation that could come with the gift. You can say no.