Blairsville, GA asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Elder Law for Georgia

Q: I am a widow, 84 yrs. old and I want to know if there is someway I can disown an adopted daughter, 56 yrs. of age.

She is currently incarcerated for elder abuse and several other charges, none of which have been waived. I can reveal more history as needed to receive an answer. I am writing this myself with no prompting from another person. I am totally independent, pay my own mortgage, bills, etcetera.

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Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You aren't required to talk to her or have any dealings with her. You can also write a will or estate plan excluding her if you wish.

Joseph E. Cheeley, III agrees with this answer

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Buford, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The only way for you to "disown" her is to have a well-prepared Will excluding from being your heir. If you don't have a well-prepared will, she will be entitled to a portion of your estate.

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