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Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Persons
Series: State Statutes|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
Current Through April 2012
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Discusses the right of an adopted child to inherit from his or her adoptive parents whether or not the parent has written a will. In some States, an adopted person also may retain the right to inherit from a birth parent. The document also discusses the right of inheritance of an adopted child who has been omitted from a will and includes summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Birth Parents and Adopted Children
Adoptive Parents and Adopted Children
Adopted Children Who Are Not Included in a Will
Summaries of State Laws
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Intestate inheritance rights for adopted persons. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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