Lineal descendants Edit
Issue typically means a person's lineal descendants—all genetic descendants of a person, regardless of degree. Issue is a narrower category than heirs, which includes spouses, and collaterals (siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles). This meaning of issue arises most often in wills and trusts. A person who has no living lineal descendants is said to have died without issue.
See also Edit
- Glenda K. Harnad, J. D. and Karl Oakes, J. D., Corpus Juris Secundum, Descent and Distribution § 35 (2015)
- HEIR, Black's Law Dictionary (10th ed. 2014).
- For example, In re Auclair's Estate, 75 Cal. App. 2d 189, 170 P.2d 29 (1st Dist. 1945); Brawford v. Wolfe, 103 Mo. 391, 15 S.W. 426 (1891)
- "Issue and children in wills". willshub.com.au. BHS Legal. 17 March 2022 [25 August 2020]. Archived from the original on September 11, 2022. Retrieved 17 December 2021.