Allentown, PA asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania

Q: When adopted son dies is his child still my legal grandchild

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Karen Ulmer Pendergast

  • Langhorne, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Your question does not indicate whether your grandson is adopted or is your biological grandson who was given up. If your biological grandson was adopted by another family he is no longer your legal grandchild. If your adopted grandchild was adopted into the family by your biological child, he is your legal grandchild. I also am sorry to hear if your grandchild has passed and offer my condolences to your family.

Kathryn Hilbush

  • Media, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I believe you're asking if the child of the son you adopted remains your legal grandchild when his parent (your adopted son) has passed away. Yes, the grandchild is still your grandchild.

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