Family Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Family.

Family (noun)

  1. A group of individuals related by marriage, blood (such as parents and their children), or other relationships who typically live together in the same household.
  2. A broader social unit consisting of relatives or people bound by certain loyalties or common interests.
  3. In legal contexts, it can refer to the individuals who make up the family for purpose of some laws, regulations, or benefits.