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A class gift to children does not include a gift grandchildren. Generally and in the absence of statutory authority, a gift to children only includes the first degree. A gift to children includes children by all marriages and not just those from the present marriage. Under majority law today, a gift to children, issue, descendants, etc. includes adopted children. The majority does not include children born out of wedlock. The minority and the UPC include children of the mother, but not of the father unless he openly and notoriously treated them as his children.

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