heirs
“Heirs” or “heirs at law” means those persons, including the surviving spouse, who are entitled under the statutes of intestate succession to the property of a decedent. Heirs are often called “Beneficiaries” or “Devisees” of an estate as they inherit the property of another. The term “beneficiary” does not apply to an heir at law or a devisee after … Full Definition »
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An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths … Full Definition »
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