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An individual dies intestate with no surviving spouse, issue, parent, sibling, grandparent, aunts or uncles, but does have cousins. The deceased’s father’s brother married the deceased’s mother’s sister. Is their child who survives the deceased entitled to a double share of the estate given parentage?

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Published on LexisPSL on 08/01/2020

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  • An individual dies intestate with no surviving spouse, issue, parent, sibling, grandparent, aunts or uncles, but does have cousins. The deceased’s father’s brother married the deceased’s mother’s sister. Is their child who survives the deceased entitled to a double share of the estate given parentage?

We have assumed that the deceased’s father and his brother are brothers of the whole blood and that the deceased’s mother and her sister are sisters of the whole blood.

We refer you to Practice Note: Entitlement on an intestacy and the Intestacy—flowchart, which e

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