How to Protect Your Kids

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Are half-siblings considered full-siblings if there is no will?

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Does a half-blood sister inherit the same as a whole-blood sister? Let’s start with the idea that relatives of the Half-Blood inherit the same as they would if they were relatives of the whole blood. Is Harry Potter coming to mind when you think of “relatives of the half-blood?” Thanks to J.K. Rowling, the concept of the “half-blood” now has a colloquial meaning as well as a legal meaning, although there is much less suspense or cliff-hanging-ness about the legal concept of half-bloods as compared to the magical concept of a half-blood. (And usually less discrimination as well. Usually.)

How to: Talk to a Child about the Death of a Loved One

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Children are especially vulnerable to psychological problems after the death of a parent or a sibling. This vulnerability can be exacerbated by survivors who are not able to provide the support and comfort a bereaved child needs. In Bereavement: Reactions, Consequences, and Care, the Institute of Medicine addresses the consequences of bereavement during childhood and adolescence.

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