Legal definition of child
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child

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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
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"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
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see also: minor
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