close relatives

In ordi­nary every­day life, we do not think about deci­pher­ing such con­cepts as close rel­a­tives, fam­i­ly mem­bers, rel­a­tives. Most often for us, these are all those who are near, whom we love, with whom we com­mu­ni­cate every day and sup­port each oth­er. Some­times even a per­son who is not relat­ed by blood can be includ­ed in the cir­cle of close rel­a­tives. This could be a col­league, school friend, etc. Not to men­tion the hus­band, sis­ter, aunt, uncle’s wife, broth­er, nephew…

But life is not easy, espe­cial­ly in our time. The leg­isla­tive frame­work specif­i­cal­ly pre­scribes the pro­ce­dure for deter­min­ing the clos­est rel­a­tives of a per­son.

Let’s look at the main sit­u­a­tions when you need to know who is a close rel­a­tive in accor­dance with the let­ter of the law. Divid­ing an inher­i­tance with­out a writ­ten will, receiv­ing finan­cial assis­tance at work in con­nec­tion with the death of a rel­a­tive, the need to pay tax on dona­tions, con­fir­ma­tion of nation­al­i­ty. Some­times sit­u­a­tions arise when, on the con­trary, it is nec­es­sary to con­firm that there is no rela­tion­ship between peo­ple — for mar­riage, for employ­ment in law enforce­ment agen­cies, etc.

Who are close relatives?

The con­cepts of close kin­ship and the con­cept of fam­i­ly mem­bers are treat­ed rather vague­ly in our laws. More­over, the fam­i­ly code, hous­ing and tax law each have their own point of view on this mat­ter. Although the main reg­u­la­to­ry legal act that defines the con­cept of close rel­a­tives by law is the Fam­i­ly Code .

Hous­ing law excludes the con­cept of next of kin from the ter­mi­nol­o­gy. The term fam­i­ly mem­ber is more com­mon here. More­over, this law deter­mines that not only a blood rel­a­tive can be a fam­i­ly mem­ber.

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Who are con­sid­ered close rel­a­tives:

  • chil­dren;
  • par­ents;
  • grand­moth­ers;
  • grand­fa­thers;
  • grand­chil­dren:
  • broth­ers;
  • sis­ters (includ­ing half-blood­ed ones).

The Fam­i­ly Code does not list spous­es as close rel­a­tives. There is already a fam­i­ly law con­nec­tion. But crim­i­nal laws, on the con­trary, attribute the spouse not only to fam­i­ly mem­bers, but also to close rel­a­tives.

In addi­tion to all of the above, find­ing out who the clos­est rel­a­tives are is often resort­ed to in order to ful­ly com­ply with labor laws. Here, the restric­tions are quite strict, espe­cial­ly with regard to cer­tain types of ser­vices and posi­tions. The work of close rel­a­tives can both help you by giv­ing a green light to your future life, and become a stop line not only for pro­mo­tion, but also, in prin­ci­ple, for employ­ment in the desired place. For exam­ple, the TKRF cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly pro­hibits close rel­a­tives from work­ing in munic­i­pal insti­tu­tions if they, at least indi­rect­ly, are sub­or­di­nate to each oth­er. Anoth­er lim­i­ta­tion on work is that if you have con­victs in your imme­di­ate fam­i­ly, then you will not pass a secu­ri­ty check in any seri­ous insti­tu­tion, includ­ing non-state ones. First of all, these are state law enforce­ment agen­cies and insti­tu­tions of the bank­ing sys­tem.

In life, some­times sit­u­a­tions arise when you know your rel­a­tives in words, circle of close relativesbut you can’t doc­u­ment it. That is, prac­ti­cal­ly, who belongs to the clos­est rel­a­tives, you under­stand, but in fact you have no evi­dence.

Def­i­n­i­tion of kin­ship:

  1. We col­lect doc­u­ments con­firm­ing kin­ship and its degree to any extent. For all ques­tions in the reg­istry office. If they didn’t help, then go to the court at the place of res­i­dence.
  2. DNA exam­i­na­tion. Mod­ern sci­ence makes it pos­si­ble to deter­mine not only pater­ni­ty, but also broth­er­ly / sis­ter­ly rela­tions, grand­par­ents, grand­chil­dren / grand­daugh­ters, includ­ing cousins ​​and sec­ond cousins.
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