Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children - Puerto Rico

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Birth Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Laws Tit. 31, §§ 538; 539

Adoption by final and binding decree shall extinguish any legal nexus between the adopted person and his or her former birth or adoptive family. The adoptee shall retain all rights acquired prior to the date of issue of the adoption decree under his or her former ties as member of his or her former family.

The legal nexus of the adopted person with his or her former paternal or maternal family shall continue when the adopted person is the child of the spouse of the adopter, even though the father or mother may have died by the date on which the adoption petition is filed, or when the adopted person is the issue of a single filiation and is adopted by a person of a different sex than that of the parent who has acknowledged him or her as his or her child.

Adoptive Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Laws Tit. 31, § 538

Once the adoption has been decreed, the adopted person shall be deemed for all legal purposes as the child of the adopter, with all the rights, duties, and obligations corresponding to it, by law.

Adopted Persons Who Are Not Included in a Will

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.