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The article refers to the legal situation of a child of a deceased person in the context of rights under inheritance law. It encompasses the analysis and assessment of normative solutions adopted in this area by the Polish legislator. The starting point for the considerations is the position of the child of the deceased person as an entity belonging to the first group of statutory heirs. It is shown its privileged position in this area, as well as theoretical justifications for this legal solution. It has also been shown that the position of the child of the deceased person is favourably shaped in anumber of special provisions too, which means that he will receive certain property rights also in away other than through inheritance. The considerations carried out in the article lead to the conclusion that the property interests of the child in the event of the death of his parent are adequately protected by Polish inheritance law.