Child (Probate) Law and Legal Definition

Generally, a person who has not attained maturity or the age of legal majority is a child. Pursuant to section 1-201 of Uniform Probate Code, a Child includes an individual entitled to take as a child under the Probate Code by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved. The Code excludes from the definition of ‘child’ a person who is only a stepchild, a foster child, a grandchild, or any more remote descendant.

Pursuant to ORC Ann. 2151.011, a child means a person who is under eighteen years of age, except that the juvenile court has jurisdiction over any person who is adjudicated an unruly child prior to attaining eighteen years of age until the person attains twenty-one years of age, and, for purposes of that jurisdiction related to that adjudication. A person who is so adjudicated an unruly child shall be deemed a child until the person attains twenty-one years of age.