Can a stepchild inherit one’s premarital property?

According to the relevant laws of China, if a step-child and a step-parent form a parent-child relationship, in the case of legal inheritance, they have the right to inherit the pre-marital property of the step-parent.

After the succession begins, the successor in the first order inherits, and the successor in the second order does not inherit. If there is no successor in the first order, the successor in the second order shall inherit it.

The The siblings referred to in this law include siblings who are the same parents, half-sisters or half-brothers, adoptive siblings, and step-brothers who have a supporting relationship.

The support relationship between relatives within a certain range stipulated in China s Marriage Law is a legal relationship of civil rights and obligations. Like other civil legal relations, it consists of three elements: subject, content and object:

First, the main body of the maintenance relationship is the person who enjoys rights and assumes obligations in the maintenance legal relationship in accordance with the Marriage Law. The main body of the maintenance relationship can be divided into two types: one is the person who enjoys the right to support, and is called the right holder; the other is the person who is responsible for the support, which is called the maintenance obligor.

Second, the content of the support relationship refers to the rights and obligations of the support subject. That is to say, the right to support and the right to request for maintenance are maintained by the right holder; In other words, the content of the maintenance relationship includes two aspects: the right to support and the obligation to support. The former is the right enjoyed by the right holder;

Third, the object of a support relationship is the object that the rights and obligations of the main body of the support relationship are commonly directed to, including the behavior of the support owner who accepts support and the exercise of the right to claim support, and the behavior of the support agent who performs the support obligation. Under normal circumstances, the obligation to support is consciously performed by the obligor. Only when the maintenance obligor fails to perform his or her obligations, the person with the right to support needs to exercise the right to request maintenance, and the obligor is required to fulfill the legal maintenance obligation.

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