Kin Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Kin.

Kin (noun): Refers to people who share a common ancestor, meaning they're part of the same family line. This can include parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The key idea is direct 'blood' relation. Unlike family ties through marriage, like a brother-in-law, kinship is based on genetic connections.