Auburndale, FL asked in Adoption, Family Law and Probate for Kentucky

Q: in ky if my half sister is adopted by another man is she still heir to our fathers estsate?

father passed before he was willed by his aunt 1/3 of her estate. In her will she states in his passing it should go to his children myself and half sisters name listed. My half sister was adopted by another man years previous and showed up with her hand out to recieve "her share". is this legal for her to do so. Her named changed with the adoption as wqell and differs from that in the will. Is it fraudulent for to represent herself as her original name?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: No. If she was adopted by another man, her rights to inherit from your father have been terminated.

T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Kentucky, if your half-sister is adopted by another man, her legal status as an heir to your father's estate may change. Adoption typically severs legal ties to the biological family, including inheritance rights.

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