As a Pennsylvanian resident who is looking into drafting your will, you may be wondering more about the details and legal definitions of an heir. For example, one of the most frequently asked questions is: does your selected heir have to be related to you by blood?
Though this used to be the case in distant times passed, there is no legal statute saying that it is necessary. In fact, only allowing property to be passed through the hands of blood relatives is generally abolished by statute in the modern day. According to the Legal Dictionary, an heir related to you by blood is called an "heir of the body", meaning they were either conceived by or born of you. Children of these people can also be considered an heir of the body.