Next Of Kin Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Next Of Kin, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Next Of Kin?

It refers to the closest blood relative to the person who has died. Normally a spouse is not considered a next of kin, but if circumstances described in the will makes one believe , then the law is supposedly to believe the spouse to be a next of kin.It another sense it refers to the all those people whom the deceased estate will be disposed and distributed to, when the will does not exist.