Appeal by illegitimate from an adverse ruling in the trial court, presenting the question whether an illegitimate son, acknowledged by his father, can inherit a share of the estate of the father's sister who survived the father. Held, reversing the Appellate Court, although the statute grants to an acknowledged illegitimate the right to inherit from his father in the event that no legitimate children nor descendants of legitimate children survive the father, an illegitimate cannot inherit through his father from the father's sister. Phillips v. Townsend, (Ind. 1945) 62 N.E. (2d) 860.
Joseph N. Morency, Jr.,
DESCENT AND DISTRIBUTION--ILLEGITIMATE--INHERITANCE THROUGH FATHER FROM COLLATERAL KINDRED OF FATHER--INDIANA STATUTE,
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