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When two sisters get married to two men . . .

Let's pretend that Jane and Susan are sisters. Jane marries Thomas, and Susan marries Kevin.

Kevin is Jane's brother-in-law, and Thomas is Susan's brother-in-law. (On the flip side, Susan is Thomas' sister-in-law and Jane is Kevin's sister-in-law.)

Here's my question: Would Thomas and Kevin be considered brothers-in-law to each other?


Asked by tinamatt at 3:49 PM on Jul. 18, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (8)
  • No they are not legally or when talking to genealogists. When talking Kevin would say my sister in laws husband. Oddly I just had this conversation with my brother in law and husband this weekend! For normal conversation it is fine, but technically NO they are not.

    Answer by aeneva at 5:59 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • Yep!

    Answer by chupachyps at 3:51 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • yea

    Answer by NOLAmommaKRYS at 3:52 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • I guess

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:54 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • So, Thomas and Kevin would be brothers in law to each other, even if they are not biological brothers? In my hypothetical example, I should have said that Thomas and Kevin are not biological brothers; they are from two entirely separate families and are not related to each other. (Should have been clearer about that--sorry!)

    Comment by tinamatt (original poster) at 3:54 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by LaughterHugs at 3:58 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • No, they'd be "my SIL's husband" but not BIL's to each other.

    Answer by Pnukey at 7:52 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • Pnukey is correct.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:10 PM on Jul. 18, 2010