Classes of persons who may be classified as dependants for purposes of provision under the Succession Act

Section 29 of the Law of Succession Act, defines the term “dependant” identifying the categories of persons who in law are deemed to be dependants.
The wife or wives and former wife or wives of the deceased.
 Children of the deceased.
 Parents, grandparents and step parents as were being maintained the deceased before death.
 Grand children, step children and children whom the deceased had taken into his family as his own as were being maintained the deceased before death.
 Brothers and sisters who were being maintained the deceased.
 The husband if he was being maintained his wife before her death.
 Half brothers and half sisters who were being maintained the deceased before death.

 

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