Notary Services Glossary beginning with K
One's family and relations. A term used in will and estate planning.
Means a person's next of kin.
'Next of kin' is a person's closest living blood relative or relatives. In some jurisdictions, 'next-of-kin' is legally defined. In other countries, such as the United Kingdom next-of-kin may have no legal definition and may not necessarily refer to blood relatives at all.