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Which children do you think are being referred to?

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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Question: Which children?

Options:

A & B

A, B & C


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Total Votes: 55

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SM (Jane) and DH (Jack) are married and they have two children together, A & B, DH has a child (C) from a prior relationship. If you saw a will that refers to the children of Jane and Jack Doe, which children do you think are being referred to?

DH is NCP.


Wife, Mother and Career Woman living in Jamaica

by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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mamakenzi
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM
I didn't vote because it depends on what type of document.
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leegirl_jm
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Why? Just curious. I edited and changed it to will.

Quoting mamakenzi:

I didn't vote because it depends on what type of document.


Wife, Mother and Career Woman living in Jamaica

jlg12678
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM

It is a will.  


Quoting mamakenzi:

I didn't vote because it depends on what type of document.


 

Derdriu
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM
C isn't a child of Jane, so it would be A and B. If it was written the "children of Jane or Jack", then I would say all 3. But I presume "and" in this case means it must be both Jane's child and Jack's child, which leaves C out of the mix.
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mamakenzi
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:06 PM
Because you were being vague. And it could have meant anything from a newspaper article, in which case I would assume all 3; to a will, in which case I assume the two that are biological children to both.

Quoting leegirl_jm:

Why? Just curious. I edited and changed it to will.

Quoting mamakenzi:

I didn't vote because it depends on what type of document.


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leegirl_jm
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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Ok so it could be assumed as all 3 for something informal but for a legal document, it would be just the two bios.

Quoting mamakenzi:

Because you were being vague. And it could have meant anything from a newspaper article, in which case I would assume all 3; to a will, in which case I assume the two that are biological children to both.

Quoting leegirl_jm:

Why? Just curious. I edited and changed it to will.

Quoting mamakenzi:

I didn't vote because it depends on what type of document.



Wife, Mother and Career Woman living in Jamaica

mamakenzi
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:27 PM
In my opinion yes.

Quoting leegirl_jm:

Ok so it could be assumed as all 3 for something informal but for a legal document, it would be just the two bios.

Quoting mamakenzi:

Because you were being vague. And it could have meant anything from a newspaper article, in which case I would assume all 3; to a will, in which case I assume the two that are biological children to both.



Quoting leegirl_jm:

Why? Just curious. I edited and changed it to will.

Quoting mamakenzi:

I didn't vote because it depends on what type of document.



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stepconfused182
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:44 PM
In the will, the childrens names would be listed. That would take care of all confusion:) Hypothetically speaking, I voted that just Janes biokids would be included in this scenario.
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faerie75
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:47 PM

 i would write it to be more specific... either "only the mutual children" or "all biological children of either jane or jack"

Polkadotted
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I could also see it interpreted as all of the children of both Jack and Jane.  But since Jane does not have them, that would not add.  It would depend on who was interpreting it.  I would list names.

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