question.jpgIn Trusts and Estates

Who qualifies as children for the intestacy statutes?

Generally, for the purpose of intestacy statutes, a person is considered the child of both of his or her natural parents, regardless of the parents’ marital status. When a child is adopted, they are generally treated like all other blood children of their adoptive parents, but the act of adoption also generally acts to cut them off from being able to claim from their natural parents anymore (except for when they are adopted by a step-parent who is married to one of their natural parents).