Denver, CO asked in Adoption and Family Law for Colorado

Q: If a child is legally adopted in the state of Colorado. Can they claim an inheritance from their bio parent? No will

Biological parents are dead and left no will.

Can the adopted child they gave up claim any inheritance

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Johanna L Hendley
Johanna L Hendley
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Alamosa, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Generally speaking, no. Look at Colorado Revised Statutes 15-11-119, which says that there is no right of succession / inheritance between an adoptee and biological parents. There are exceptions, though, so read the statute completely to see if any apply to this situation.

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