Legal definition of child
Trusts & Estate Planning Legal Terminology


child is often referred to as a human younger than the age of majority. Age of majority varies from 16 to 21 depending on a country.

For the purpose of estate planning, a Child includes a person entitled to take as a child under the state probate code by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved, and excludes any person who is only a stepchild, a foster child, a grandchild, or a more remote descendant.
Source: FLorida Probate Code. website
"Child" includes an adopted child, whether adopted by any existing or former statutory procedure or by acts of estoppel, but, unless expressly so stated herein, does not include a child who has no presumed father.(Texas Probate Code, Chapter I, Sec. 3.(b))
Source: Texas Probate Code. website
see also: minor
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