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Omitted/pretermitted child statute


Depending on the state, a statute under which a child of the decedent who was intentionally disinherited or inadvertently omitted from the will may be entitled to receive a share of the estate. Pretermitted child is a term often used to refer to a child inadvertently omitted from the will because the child was born after the will was executed and the will was not changed to incorporate the later born child.

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