What does "Next of Kin" mean?



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Kin means family

so next in the family

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closest relative
family members
the next closest person to you in the family.
husband~wife
The next closest relative to you...ie if you have one child, your child would be the next of kin..this term is generally used when dealing with wills.
friends of family. Kin mean family
closest family member
It means closest relatives.
closest relative, wiife, mother, father, sister, brother, cousin unt sort of in that order.
Closest living relative
Your closest relative. The one who you would want notified if something happens.
From Wikipedia:

Next of kin is the term used to describe a person's closest living blood relative or relatives.

In many legal systems, rights regarding inheritance and substitute decision making capacity (for example, in a medical emergency) where no clear will or instructions have been given, and the person has no spouse, flow to their closest relative of the age of majority, usually a parent or a sibling, but occasionally an adult child. However, there are people without any close adult relatives and, in such a case, decision making power often flows to a first cousin, aunt, uncle, or grandparent.

For example, if a person dies intestate, the laws of most jurisdictions require the estate to be distributed to the person's spouse and/or children. However, if there are none of these, the estate can often be distributed to the next closest group of living relatives, whether they be parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts & uncles, or even second cousins in extreme cases. If a person dies intestate with no identifiable next of kin, the person's estate generally escheats (i.e., legally reverts) to the government.

Similarly, the decisions about funeral arrangements for an unmarried person without children are also made by the next closest relative.

In cases of medical emergency, where a person is incapable (either legally because of age or mental infirmity, or because they are unconscious) of making decisions for themselves and they have no spouse or children, medical decisions can be made by the next of kin in preference to the wishes of medical personnel.

The inability of persons who are not in a legal marriage to make decisions with respect to the care of a live-in partner have resulted in many jurisdictions giving live-in partners rights equivalent to a spouse in such situations, even though most jurisdictions still do not require non-spouses to be made beneficiaries of estates (it is improper in most jurisdictions to disinherit a spouse). The inability of same-sex partners to have rights with respect to a partner's medical care or funeral arrangements over and above those of the next of kin was one of the main reasons behind litigation to require gay marriage or its equivalent.

For the purposes of next of kin, adopted children are treated as blood relatives. However, relatives by marriage are never considered next of kin.

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Next of kin is the term used to describe a person's closest living blood relative or relatives
the closest reletive
The closest person(s) your related to in your family.
Relative. Mother, Father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, etc.
Next of Kin
n., pl. next of kin.
The person or persons most closely related by blood to another person.
Law.
The closest relative of a deceased person.
(used with a pl. verb) The relative or relatives entitled to share in the personal property of one who dies intestate.
The person or persons most closely related by blood to another person.

Hope it helps
The relative closet to you. Or a relative designated by you. Usually the person to take care of things when you die or get killed.
Family members ... father, mother, sister, brother. If no immediate family, then your next of kin would be aunt, uncle, cousin etc ... :)
next of kin is the person closest to you it doesn't have to be related particularly but usually when your young it is your parents and then later you usually cange it to your spouce. it is just mainly for funeral pourpouses to tell everyone who you want to take care of things.
Next of kin is the term used to describe a person's closest living blood relative or relatives.

In many legal systems, rights regarding inheritance and substitute decision making capacity (for example, in a medical emergency) where no clear will or instructions have been given, and the person has no spouse, flow to their closest relative of the age of majority, usually a parent or a sibling, but occasionally an adult child. However, there are people without any close adult relatives and, in such a case, decision making power often flows to a first cousin, aunt, uncle, or grandparent. Hope that helps. Good luck and God Bless.
"Next of Kin" is the closest family member. If married, it would be the spouse. If the spouse is already deceased, it would be a child, usually the eldest. If there are no children it would be a parent (if not deceased) then a sibling, etc.
closest relative, usually in case of emergencies
who is yuor closet relitive
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CORRECT ANSWER : It means next closest living relative- which is spouse, children, parents, siblings (in that order).
The closest family member to you, in a geographic sense.
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The person or persons most closely related by blood to another person.
2. Law
a. The closest relative of a deceased person.
b. (used with a pl. verb) The relative or relatives entitled to share in the personal property of one who dies intestate



meaning blood family


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