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Are "Brother In Laws" considered Legal Heirs ?

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I believe At one time Brother In Laws were considered Legal Heirs to NFA Items. Am I wrong or has that changed ??

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Not a legal expert, but I believe that if there's a will, anyone named in the will is a legal heir, whether or not they are related.  If there is no will, the status of heir would be determined by the laws of inheritance in that particular state.  FWIW

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If you make him so in your will he is a testamentary heir, otherwise no.

LEGAL HEIR

TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed.

civil law. A legal heir is one who is of the same blood of the deceased ie; son, daughter sister or brother, and who takes the succession by force of law; this is different from a testamentary or conventional heir, who takes the succession in virtue of the disposition of man.

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Generally and in priority, if no will:

1. Spouse (% share, if children)

2. Children (% share equally, if spouse)

3. Grandchildren (if no spouse or children)

4. Parents (if no spouse, children, or grandchildren)

5. Siblings (equally share, if no spouse, children, grandchildren, or parents)

6. Nieces/nephews (equally share, if none of the above)

7. State (if no blood-related heirs)

Tony

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