No they do not. The fact is that a parent may disinherit a child. As a general rule, children have no right to inherit anything from their parents. That having been said, virtually all jurisdictions have laws to protect against a child's accidental disinheritance. In those unusual situations, the child may have a right to “elect against the Will”. For example, if the parent did not know about a child or the child was born after the Will was signed (note: to disinherit these latter children the Will must contain specific language of disinheritance). Other than that, if there is a Will and a child in not listed not in it as a beneficiary, they not entitled to any part of their parent's estate.
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