Lexington, NC asked in Adoption and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: What form in N.C. do I use for dissolution of an adult adoption?

We adopted an adult woman and things changed drastically. We have not seen her for years, nor heard from her. We do not want our estate to be shared with her. What form in N.C. is used to file for dissolution?

**edit** that is not our preference. We prefer that she not be able to try and contest a will. So the form number is what I need. Do you know which we would use?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
Answered
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Ignoring the specific question, why wouldn't you just change your will to specify that this person is no longer to share in your estate?

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
Answered
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You can not reverse an adoption (adult or otherwise) for any reason but especially not for a reason such as 'things changed drastically'. If you are concerned about this person inheriting - simply change your will and make sure nothing goes to them automatically outside of the will such as a joint account. Best of luck.

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