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Asked on: 10/28/05, 5:57 pm

Does Stirpes include adopted children

In a will where division of property is defined as per stirpes, Does the term stirpes include adopted children as a decendent?

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Answered on: 10/29/05, 4:15 pm by J. Patrick Williams

Re: Does Stirpes include adopted children

Adopted children are included as descendants.

Stirpes refers to the method of dividing the estate between children. Adopted children are treated the same way as natural children.


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