Another Term for Legal Heir

n. someone who acquires property after the death of another, on the basis of the rules of descent and distribution, namely to be the child, descendant or other closest relative of the dear deceased. It has also come to mean any person who “takes” (receives) under the terms of the will. An inheritance can only be determined at the time of the death of the person leaving the property, as a supposed beneficiary (heir apparent) could die first. An heir presumed is a person who would receive benefits unless a child was born later to the current owner of the property that the heir is hoping for one day. A legally adopted child has the possibility of being an heir to the adoption, as if it were the natural child of the adoptive parent(s) and is called the adoptive heir. A secondary heir is a relative who is not a direct descendant, but a brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin, nephew, niece or relative. It should be noted that one of the spouses is not an heir unless explicitly mentioned in the will. However, he may receive an inheritance through matrimonial property or community property. A child who is not mentioned in a will can claim to be an overfilled heir, that is, accidentally or accidentally omitted from the will, and he can claim that he (should) receive as heir.

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