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family

Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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My granddaughter will not be able to access her pension until she is 67 and when the new terms of contracts come in she will be working for less than the minimum wage if taken over 52 weeks so, as her pension is based on her pay, no fantastic pension for her.
Mrs Danby denied intentionally going to meet her granddaughter, but "apologised for any nuisance that has arisen as a consequence".
The hearing was told Mrs Thomas left the building before the elderly woman's granddaughter came down to complain.
The grandparents believed their granddaughter made friends with the wrong kind of people.
She chose Jean, who was nominated by her 11-year-old granddaughter, Iona.
Volunteer searchers found Pitt and his granddaughter in their vehicle just before 2 a.
This would mean that my granddaughter stopped being the responsibility of the council.
She has done everything she can to help my granddaughter and the children to try to get a place of their own.
The researchers add that while the grandmother ate a diet that was 43 percent fat,she didn't eat more calories than a control population of rats, and both her daughters and granddaughters ate a normal chow.
Daughter to Charis and Alex, granddaughter to Pamela and Don Cassells (Morpeth) and Wendy and Richard Corbin (Guernsey), cousin to Clara May and Patrick John, a welcome niece to all aunties and uncles.
Rachel is the eighth great granddaughter of the Loyalists, Lieutenant Hendrick Dachstaeder UE & Elizabeth Meyer [Elsie] [Mayers], seventh great granddaughter of the Loyalists, John Stevens Senior UE & Catharine Gleson, sixth great granddaughter of, the Loyalists, Jacob DeCou Ill UE & Elizabeth BIoome, Lieutenant Frederick Dochstader UE & Elizabeth Stevens, McGregory Van Every UE & Maria Jaycocks [Mary Wilcox], Adam Young UE [Johann Adam Jung] & Catherine Elizabeth Schremling, and fifth great granddaughter of the Loyalists, Gabriel Purdy UE & Elizabeth (nee Wilkinson) Richardson and Henry Young UE [Hendrick Jung] & Phoebe Van Every.
As for grandmother Shereen Murphy, she only lived a few streets away from her granddaughter.