A pretermitted child or a "forgotten child" is a child of the deceased who is born after a will is made and is not mentioned in the will.
Most states have statutes that deal with this issue. In Texas, the statute provides that if the child is not otherwise provided for by the deceased parent, the child will take a portion of the estate even though he is not mentioned in the will.
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PS: A recent case dealt with inheritance and both of the requirements for a child to be considered a pretermitted child. To see a discussion of the case on inheritance rights of pretermitted children, click here.