Grandchildren


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Grandchildren

 

(legal status). Grandchildren have specific rights and carry legal obligations in relation to paternal and maternal grandparents. Thus, according to Soviet law, minor grandchildren who are needy or adult grandchildren who are unable to work have the right to receive material support (an allowance) from grandparents possessing adequate resources, providing that the grandchildren cannot get support from their parents or spouse. In turn, grandchildren possessing adequate resources are obligated to support grandparents who are needy and cannot work, if they cannot get support from their spouse or children. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and grandparents have the right to inherit from each other. Grandchildren or great-grandchildren inherit according to law from their grandfather (or grand-mother) if, at the time of opening the will, the parent who would have been the heir is not alive. In such cases, grand-children inherit the exact share that would legally have been designated as the inheritance of the deceased parent. Paternal and maternal grandparents inherit from grandchildren as second-line heirs.

E. M. VOROZHEIKIN

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As his dutiful grandchildren set him up, panting, and putting him through the usual restorative process of shaking and punching, he still repeats like an echo, "The--the property
Michael,' he says, 'come here and bow down to his feet; and you, young woman, you bow down too; and you, grandchildren, also bow down before him
If she were found, there would be a channel for property-- perhaps a wide one--in the provision for several grandchildren.
I've nine Dorothys and two Daniels; and the nine Dorothys have eighty-six sons and daughters and over three hundred grandchildren," said Billina, proudly.
She was living in the country town where he had had his last appointment, and there she was supporting the family: her daughter, her ailing neurasthenic son-in-law, and her five grandchildren.
There were twenty-two members belonging to the homestead: four married sons, six grandchildren (one of whom, Petrushka, was married), two great-grandchildren, three orphans, and four daughters-in-law with their babies.
Here we must explain, as much for foreigners as for our own grandchildren, what a supernumerary in a government office in Paris means.
So the family was never divided, and More gathered a "school" of children and grandchildren round him.
He should have sons with their ships at sea now, and grandchildren climbing over him to hear his stories--he's that kind of a man.
The way will be this:--dating from the day of the hymeneal, the bridegroom who was then married will call all the male children who are born in the seventh and tenth month afterwards his sons, and the female children his daughters, and they will call him father, and he will call their children his grandchildren, and they will call the elder generation grandfathers and grandmothers.
They both looked so rosy-cheeked; and the youngest of the grandchildren danced around them, and called out quite delighted, that there was to be something very splendid that evening--they were all to have hot potatoes.
You and she and my grandchildren will have it all at my death.