Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Florida

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?

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

1 Answer from Attorneys

J. Patrick Williams Batch & Williams, P.A.

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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Answered on 10/29/05, 4:15 pm

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