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next of kin (2 Posts)
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15 January, 2017 08:04AM
next of kin
nelly - 15 January, 2017 08:04AM
my ex partner (never married) got a judicial separation from his wife about 25 years ago, never divorced.
he is now seriously ill
is our daughter his next of kin or is it still his wife
Re: next of kin
davidterry - 16 January, 2017 02:27PM
It depends whether he has made a will. If he has not made a will, he dies intestate and the decree of judicial separation has not come to an end for any reason (such as resuming cohabitation) then the daughter will be next of kin. The other spouse will be treated as though she is already dead because of the decree of judicial separation.
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