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A step-child is not the child of the deceased and so does not receive any interest, as a child, in the deceased's estate either in the will or, if there is no will, in intestacy. However, step-children can, in some circumstances, make claims under section 6(g) of the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972, see Contesting a will.

Step-children  :  Last Revised: Thu Nov 13th 2014
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