Does an adopted child have right to biological grandfather’s estate?

Asked on March 1, 2013 under Estate Planning, Mississippi


Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

No, generally, unless  if  named in the will of the deceased, as the right of inheritance has been cut off by the legal adoption.

Elena Eckert

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Adoption generally terminates all rights between a biological parent and an adopted child, therefore, all legal rights are terminated with biological grandparents as well.  Unless an dopted child is named in a will/trust of a biological grandparent, he/she does not have a right to the estate as an heir.

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