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Glossary of Terms: K

Estate Planning has its own vocabulary. To help you speak the language, we've created a glossary of the more commonly used words and phrases. This glossary is comprised of 26 individual pages, one for each letter of the alphabet. To find a particular word or phrase that starts with the letter "K" - simply scroll down the list below. If your word or phrase starts with another letter, please use the alphabet index below.

 

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Kinship

The term "kinship" refers to the state of being related by common ancestry. The estate of a person who dies without a valid will (i.e., "intestate") is often distributed under state intestacy laws to those people who have a kinship with the decedent; i.e., are related by common ancestry. See also "degrees of kinship." For a description of each state's intestacy laws, click here.

 

 

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