Half brothers legal right to estate

Discussion in 'Wills, inheritances and gifts' started by Mermaid, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Mermaid

    Mermaid New Member

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    Hi - Hoping someone can give me advice - my mother died last year - she did not make a will - my mother had a baby by another man before she was married to my father. My grandparents legally adopted my half brother as their own. my question is - is my half brother legally entitled to any of my mothers estate
     
  2. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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    The short answer is no, not in the circumstances as you outline them. Children adopted into a family are treated as siblings with biological children of the deceased, those adopted out are treated as biological issue of the adoptive parents. I am not a lawyer, but I think that's a simple summary of Irish law. "What ifs" and "what abouts", sin scéal eile!
     
  3. Mermaid

    Mermaid New Member

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    Thanks for yr reply