heir-at-law


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heir-at-law

the person entitled to succeed to the real property of a person who dies intestate.
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To add fuel to the fire, Mary Bono later had to defend a claim from a love child who came forward and filed as an heir-at-law, as well as a claim from Sonny's famous ex-wife, Cher, who alleged that Sonny still owed her money from their divorce.
The deceased's sister, Afanasiia Alekseevna Kopylova (then 72 years old, who had lived in the house), claimed to be a dependent and heir-at-law. The People's Court denied Kopylova's claim, noting that there was no document in which Borisov acknowledged her as a dependent.
When he too dies without issue the ruinously improvident successor, Sir Condy "heir-at-law to the Castle Rackrent estate." is "a remote branch of the family." George Russell appears twice as A.E.