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Q: BIO father abanded me & died. Funeral home says I needed to sign to release body. Am I liable/entitled to anything?

He was never married; no common law in New Mexico--had Girlfriend of 15+ years; he never paid a dime of child support. I am 44 yrs old in Rhode Island born out of wedlock; father abandoned my mom when she was 3 months preg. in Rhode Island (never showed up the wedding rehearsal the night before the... Read more »

Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III answered on Jun 15, 2018

You need to contact an experienced probate lawyer in your father's state. If I understand your statement correctly, you were the man's biological son but another person adopted you when you were a child. In some states, an adopted child can inherit from both his adopted and biological... Read more »

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