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Old 02-10-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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My sister's husband is my brother-in-law and my brother's wife is my sister-in-law. Are my brother-in-law's sister and her husband also my sister-in-law and brother-in-law? Are my sister-in-law's brother and his wife my brother-in-law and sister-in-law? I heard yes and no answers from different people. So what is the correct?
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:59 AM
 
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No. They're not related to you.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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No. They're not related to you.
So what relationship are they? Is there any term for that?
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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So what relationship are they? Is there any term for that?
There is a term called "affinity". See Affinity (law) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for some info. There appears to be no such thing as "in-laws once removed", or some such.

Some family tree software may use phrases like "wife of the brother-in-law)\".

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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So what relationship are they? Is there any term for that?
They are of no relationship to you. You might call them "extended family" but there's no specific term, individually. They're related to your brother/sister/nieces/nephews ... but not to you.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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Think about "My Brother-in-law's sister and her husband." They are not part of your family or it's desendents.
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