Who is classed as the next of kin if the person has a living mother but also a daughter who hasn't had any contact in 20 years? | LawHive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
Who is classed as the next of kin if the person has a living mother but also a daughter who hasn't had any contact in 20 years?
Thank you for allowing me to join the group. I would appreciate some advice please. My dear brother passed away 3 weeks ago and because it was very quick did not have time to sort his affairs out. Therefore I am currently in the process of doing this. The question is who is actually classed as his next of kin, he has a living mother but also a daughter whom hasn’t had anything to do with him since she was 7 and that was 20 years ago. Upto now he doesn’t have a will. Thank you for any advice you can give me.

Stuart Dexter

20th April 2022

3 upvotes

Top Answer
NQ rules of intestacy would mean the child is next of kin if no spouse, then parents, then siblings. I'm so sorry for your loss x

Billy Jackson

20th April 2022

+2

5 upvotes

NQ. Usually If a person has a child over 18 then the child would be next of kin.

Sandra Dolecki

20th April 2022

2 upvotes

NQ law student and work in the Wills and Probate department in a solicitors. Any child over 18 is his legal next of kin and the person who should be dealing with his affairs and applying for Probate should it be needed.

Mabel Dodge

20th April 2022

1 upvote

NQ gov.co.uk/ probate excellence info

Rodney Granby

20th April 2022

NQ Usually a child of over 18 and if not of age then a mother or father

Dario Fosberg

20th April 2022

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