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Are your parents or your adult children next of kin?


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October 05, 2010 5:20PM

Your parents and children are next of kin, when used as a common phrase by the English language.

Typically, the term next of kin will apply to close relatives by descent (grandparents, parents, children, grandchildren), or through marriage (husband, wife, stepfather, stepmother).


For legal purposes your children are your primary next of kin. See related question link below.