My grandparents had to legally adopt me as a child but their Will was written before my adoption, will I be left with nothing?

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My grandparents had to legally adopt me as a child but their Will was written before my adoption, will I be left with nothing?

My grandmother passed away 5 years ago and my grandfather is now on the hospice program. This is all I have and all I’ve ever known. I’ve tried talking with my family but were all so distant. They say I’m just a grand child and I don’t get anything.

Asked on March 30, 2015 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

Mark Lee / Mark R. Lee, Law Offices of

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It depends on what the will says.  It will decide what you do or do not get, from none of the estate to all of it.  It normally doesn't matter how you are related to the deceased person (other than spouses).  General inheritance statutes that pass an estate to children only apply if there is no probated will.


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