Pretermitted Heir

Under the law of property, a child or a descendant of the will-maker who has unintentionally omitted the said heir from the will, possibily due to the fact that the will-maker did not know about him. These are common in cases where the will got excecuted before the birth of the pretermitted heir or that he/she is assumed to be dead or such reasons. The pretermitted heir has the right to claim his shares of parents estate.