An heir is a person who inherits or will potentially inherit property from another. Technically, heirs are not determined until the decedent dies; thus a living person has no heirs.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Someone who has a right, under state law, to inherit adeceased person's property (which means the closest family members). The term is often used in a broader sense, to include anyone who receives property from the estate of a deceased person.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:17 pm