Legal Question in Family Law in India

Inheritence Rights of adopted child


What are the Inheritence Rights of adopted child with regards to property??

To whose property is he eligible???

to real parents or to the adopted parents??

Or to the both??

If both the parents want him to inherit their property is it possible????

Is that posssible in case of a girl??

Asked on 6/05/03, 10:23 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Rajendra Babbar Rajendra Babbar & Associates

Re: Inheritence Rights of adopted child

The inheritence rights of an adopted son/daughter become limited only to inherit the property of his/her adoptive parents.But if the natural parents want their property to be given to him/her then they may do it by way of gift or will.There is no special treatment to a girl, as both the adoptive son and daughter are treated equally. Rajendra Babbar, Advocate-Bhopal.

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Answered on 6/22/03, 1:55 pm
Jayesh Desai Jayesh Desai

Re: Inheritence Rights of adopted child

Inheritance rights of an adoptive child are the same as a natural child. He is eligible to inherit property from adoptive parents once adopted. If both parents want him or her to inherit the same can be done by a will. It is advisable to register such instrument.

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Answered on 6/11/03, 12:04 pm
Anil Kumar Tandale T.Anil Kumar

Re: Inheritence Rights of adopted child

Upon adoption the child severs from biological parents. He/she can inherit only from adoptive[new]parents. The previous biological parents can bequeath any or all of their property by will or by gift, but it is advisable that such instruments are registered to avoid any controversy later. These benefits are available to girls also without doubt or exception.

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Answered on 6/08/03, 10:43 am

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