Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children - Guam

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Birth Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4214

All the legal rights, privileges, duties, obligations, and other legal consequences between a birth parent and an adopted person cease to exist upon entry of the adoption decree, including the right of inheritance, unless it is an adoption by a stepparent.

Adoptive Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4214

The adopted person shall be entitled to inherit real and personal property from and through the adoptive parent(s), and the adoptive parent(s) shall be entitled to the same from the adopted person.

Adopted Persons Who Are Not Included in a Will

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.