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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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to think it a serious obstacle to a union predestined in heaven, that your son is the squire's heir, and that my grandchild is only the bailiff's daughter.
The saint's-days of father, mother, daughter, son-in-law, and grandchild were carefully observed, also the anniversaries of birth and marriage, Easter, Christmas, New Year's day, and Epiphany.
The song had ceased from his lips; but Mary was irritable from a burnt hand and a grandchild whose stomach refused to digest properly diluted cows' milk.
Moreover, when two birds belonging to two distinct breeds are crossed, neither of which is blue or has any of the above-specified marks, the mongrel offspring are very apt suddenly to acquire these characters; for instance, I crossed some uniformly white fantails with some uniformly black barbs, and they produced mottled brown and black birds; these I again crossed together, and one grandchild of the pure white fantail and pure black barb was of as beautiful a blue colour, with the white rump, double black wing-bar, and barred and white-edged tail-feathers, as any wild rock-pigeon
It re- cited: 'In consideration of saving the life of my beloved grandchild, Bertha Willcox.
I had a little girl with me, which was my governess's grandchild, as she called her; and I bade her open the door, and there sat I at work with a great litter of things about me, as if I had been at work all day, being myself quite undressed, with only night-clothes on my head, and a loose morning-gown wrapped about me.
It was like to have been brought to a speedy termination by the first sight of his first grandchild, which appeared to fill him with the belief that some alarming miracle had happened to Joe.
There was Mrs Tickit, only yesterday, when her little grandchild was with her, had been amused by the child's trying to call her (Tattycoram) by the wretched name we gave her; and had laughed at the name.
And I was thinking, Margaretta, that perhaps old Mrs Goody's grandchild might answer the purpose.
By taking more care of your grandchild another time, my good friend,' I replied.
It's very sad because a solid relationship between a grandparent and grandchild can be a real lifesaver for a struggling child in the unsettling time during and after divorce," she says.
gt;If your grandchild is afraid that his abusive parent may come back for him or that the parent can still somehow control his life reassure him that he is safe with you in your home, and now that you are taking care of him, you will not allow him to be abused.