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  2. noun is· sue ˈi- (ˌ)shü chiefly Southern ˈi-shə, chiefly British ˈis- (ˌ)yü plural issues Synonyms of issue 1 a (1) : a vital or unsettled matter economic issues (2) : concern, problem I have issues with his behavior b : a matter that is in dispute between two or more parties "…

  3. Aug 17, 2011 · The term issue refers to lineal descendants of all degrees generally including adopted persons. The provisions regarding your sister's share should be outlined in the trust. Your mother would not be considered a lineal descendant. I would recommend requesting an accounting from your mother in writing. As a beneficiary you are generally entitled ...

    • What’s Does ‘Issue’ Mean?
    • Why Is The Term So Contentious?
    • Conclusion

    An ‘issue’ is a lineal descendant of a person, including but not limited to their children. There is a limit to how far the term extends, generally only applying to the direct bloodline. For example, children simply means the children of a will maker, but issue also includes grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on. Issue is a much broader term...

    Using the term issue in a will can produce different outcomes than those intended by the author. Using the term issue may extend the scope of potential beneficiaries beyond using the term ‘children’. The broadness of the term increases the likelihood of a will being contested. The outcome of a contest will depend on whether the author of the will i...

    It’s important to check that any will you draft uses the correct terminology. Using the wrong terminology could mean that your assets go to the wrong person. Secure and accurate wills can be completed online and checked by a lawyer. Want more information? Contact a LawPath consultant on 1800 529 728 to learn more about customising legal documents a...

  4. 1 descendants. 2 the matter remaining in dispute between the parties to an action after the pleadings. 3 in Scots practice, a question for a jury in a civil case. 4 the yield from or profits arising out of land or other property. Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006 ISSUE, kindred.

  5. Issue is a technical legal term meaning all of a person’s lineal descendants, including but not limited to their children. This difference is important in interpreting distribution and substitution clauses in wills. See also: ‘ ‘My issue” – considering the meaning of issue in wills’. Language can be confusing.

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